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Published: 27 October 2011

216 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199601349

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Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Paul Cartledge

Very Short Introductions

  • A unique history of Ancient Greece from the viewpoint of the city - the foundation stone of Greek civilization
  • Focuses on eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and enduring themes in Greek history
  • Includes everything from politics, trade, and travel, to religion, philosophy, and slavery
  • Covers the period from the first documented use of the Greek language around 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in the fourth century CE
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide