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The Greeks

Author : Diane Harris Cline
ISBN : 9781426216701
Genre : History
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"Companion to the PBS series The Greeks"--Dust jacket.

National Geographic The National Parks

Author : Kim Heacox
ISBN : 9781426215599
Genre : History
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"100 years of American splendor"--Jacket.

Ancient Greece

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National Geographic Concise History Of World Religions

Author : Tim A. Cooke
ISBN : 9781426206986
Genre : Religion
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Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

Treasury Of Greek Mythology

Author : Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN : 9781426308444
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Combines retellings of classic Greek tales with detailed illustrations in an introduction to mythology that is complemented by informative sidebars containing character profiles, historical insights, and cultural facts.

Introducing The Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers To Navigators Of The Western Mind

Author : Edith Hall
ISBN : 9780393244120
Genre : History
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“Wonderful . . . a thoughtful discussion of what made [the Greeks] so important, in their own time and in ours.”—Natalie Haynes, Independent The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote down the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But understanding these uniquely influential people has been hampered by their diffusion across the entire Mediterranean. Most ancient Greeks did not live in what is now Greece but in settlements scattered across Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, and Ukraine. They never formed a single unified social or political entity. Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall’s Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391. Each of the ten chapters visits a different Greek community at a different moment during the twenty centuries of ancient Greek history. In the process, the book makes a powerful original argument: A cluster of unique qualities made the Greeks special and made them the right people, at the right time, to take up the baton of human progress. According to Herodotus, the father of history, what made all Greeks identifiably Greek was their common descent from the same heroes, the way they sacrificed to their gods, their rules of decent behavior, and their beautiful language. Edith Hall argues, however, that their mind-set was just as important as their awe-inspiring achievements. They were rebellious, individualistic, inquisitive, open-minded, witty, rivalrous, admiring of excellence, articulate, and addicted to pleasure. But most important was their continuing identity as mariners, the restless seagoing lifestyle that brought them into contact with ethnically diverse peoples in countless new settlements, and the constant stimulus to technological innovation provided by their intense relationship with the sea. Expertly researched and elegantly told, Introducing the Ancient Greeks is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the Greeks.

Great Empires

Author : Stephen Garrison Hyslop
ISBN : 9781426208294
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Depicts 30 great empires of the world from 2600 B.C. to the 20th century in images and maps that show the territories held by each ruler, major trade routes, paths of military campaigns and other important landmarks.

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