Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World

Author(s): Charles Freeman

Ancient History

This is a comprehensive account of the Ancient Greeks and their civilization from the Mycenaeans (1500 BC) to the emergence of the Byzantine empire in the fourth century AD. Based on the most recent research it includes in depth studies of Greek art and architecture, theatre, politics, philosophy and science and mathematics.

Product Information

Recreating the world of Ancient Greece; the formation of the Greek world; Homer's world - heroes and the coming of city-state; an expanding world - 800-550 BC; new identities - the consolidation of the city-state; underlying patterns - land and slavery; underlying patterns - spiritual life; revolutions in wisdom - new directions in the Archaic age; creating the Barbarian - the Persian Wars; the fifth century - the politics of power 479-404 BC; the Athenian democracy; homage for Dionysus - the drama festivals; man is the measure - philosophers and speculators, 450-330 BC; relationships; transitions - the Greek world in the fourth century BC; Alexander; the Hellenistic world; mathematics, science and medicine; the Greeks and Rome; the Greeks in the Roman empire; conclusion - the Greek achievement.

General Fields

  • : 9780140293234
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : January 2001
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charles Freeman
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 512
  • : 24pp b&w illustrations, chronology, further reading, index