SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

National Geographic the Greeks
By

Rating
On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; maps of major battles and the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world; and the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us. Even today, Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poetry, plays, and philosophy are widely read and enjoyed; and science, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy all build on the fundamentals of early Greek thinking. Included are fascinating insights into Greek island living, ancient social networking, and the extreme priority Greeks placed on athletic competition (warring city-states declared truces during the Olympic games). Readers will learn of spectacular discoveries such as the Uluburun shipwreck, the earliest writing ever found in Europe, and buried palaces. A stunning treasure, this book is a must-read for the history buff, casual scholar, and anyone with a curious mind.
Product Details

About the Author

DIANE CLINE is an associate professor of history and classics and an affiliated faculty member of the Digital Humanities Institute at George Washington University. She is a popular lecturer on the history of Greece with expertise on the city of Athens, Greek sanctuaries, Greek art and archaeology, Greek inscriptions on stone, and Greek biography. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University in classics and a Ph.D. from Princeton in classical archaeology. She was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where she was also a Fulbright Scholar and studied Greek inscriptions in the National Museum there. Her current research focuses on social networks and innovation in classical Athens.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » General
Home » Books » History » Ancient » Greece
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling National Geographic the Greeks: An Illustrated History on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top