The Ancient Greeks: New Perspectives
Author: Stephanie Lynn Budin
Understanding Ancient Civilizations
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Ancient Greece chronicles the rise, decline, resurgence, and ultimate collapse of the Greek empire from its earliest stirrings in the Bronze Age, through the Dark Ages and Classical period, to the death of Cleopatra and the conquests by Macedon and Rome (roughly 3000 B.C.E. to 30 B.C.E.). Drawing on the latest interpretations of artifacts, texts, and other evidence, this handbook takes both newcomers and long-time Hellenophiles inside the process of discovery, revealing not only what we know about ancient Greece but how we know it and how these cultures continue to influence us. There is no more authoritative or accessible introduction to the culture that gave us the Acropolis, Iliad and Odyssey, Herodotus and Thucydides, Sophocles and Aeschylus, Plato and Aristotle, and so much more.
From the language we speak to the buildings we work in and the way we think about the world, the ancient Greeks bequeathed a breathtaking legacy to the modern world. They continue to teach us, layer by layer, as archaeologists and other researchers uncover even more about this astonishing culture.