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No myth conceptions,
This review is from: It's All Greek to Me: From Achilles' Heel to Pythagoras' Theorem: How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World (Paperback)
This work gives a rather breezily overview of the history of early to post-Classical Greece. The topics included range from Homer's works, Greek drama and how Greek thought might be responsible for Keanu Reeve's greatest film, the `Matrix'
The author's easily digestible writing style is aimed squarely at newcomers to the subject, she seems to try too hard to be "with it" with numerous vox pop references which will soon date. The spectre of PC correctness is also present, with the implication that the ancient Greeks were flawed in that they could not anticipate the rarefied standards of the 21 century in the matters of multiculturism and feminism.
So, I'd give this book a qualified recommendation as a starting point to other odysseys into the classical realms.