About this book
Our concepts of politics, philosophy, art and literature are all deeply rooted in the culture of Ancient Greece. Eminent historian Paul Cartledge takes us on a guided tour of this extraordinary civilisation through its city states, which were the defining focus of Greek life, thought and society.
A highly stimulating introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330.
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