Understand Greek Civilization

Understand Greek Civilization

By: John Purkiss (author)Paperback

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This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today.Readers will gain new insights into the Greek past, its people, its psychology and its society - and they will feel encouraged and confident to visit Greece themselves or to read its most important texts.

About Author

John Purkis is a retired Lecturer in Classics for the Open University


1. Orientation 2. Pre-classical origins - Mycenae and Pylos 3. Cult and religion - Olympia and Delphi 4. Early philosophy - Ionia 5. The fifth century - Sparta 6. Imperialism and war - Athens 7. The fourth century - Epidaurus and its theatre 8. Hellenistic civlization - Alexandria 9. The legacy of Greek civilization - Byzantium 10. Taking it further

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781444163438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781444163438
  • weight: 150
  • ISBN10: 1444163434

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