This handy reference covers the three millenia of Greek life from the Minoan era to the Roman Conquest of c.30bc. Organized thematically rather than
chronologically, subjects are accessible under broad topics such as religion and
geography, then under subheadings such as festivals and literature. This logical organization, together with an admirably complete index, makes it easy to use to find
wanted information, or serves for pleasant browsing.
With photos and drawings, maps, bibliography, and suggestions for further reading,
this is a fine one-volume introduction into the Greek world, echoes of which can be
heard in our civilization today.
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