The Greek Achievement
The Foundation of the Western WorldBook - 2000
Charles Freeman 's The Greek Achievement traces the entire course of ancient Greek history across thousands of years--from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations of the Bronze Age through the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. This brilliant account celebrates the incredible range of Greek achievement: the architectural marvels of the Athenian Acropolis; the birth of drama and the timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides , and Sophocles ; Homer 's epics; the philosophical revolutions of Plato and Aristotle ; and the conquests of Alexander the Great . Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, The Greek Achievement paints a sweeping panorama of the ancient Greeks' world and provides a rich, contemporary overview of their enduring contribution to world civilization.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2000
Characteristics: 494 p.,  leaves of plates : ill., some col. ; 23 cm.