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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  62 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Professor Grant tells his story through the lives of thirty-seven great historical figures. Choosing to focus on the leaders rather than limiting himself to the political and military history of Greece, this author adds a new dimension to one of history's most momentous periods.
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published December 31st 1989 by Scribner Book Company (first published September 1st 1989)
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Larry Van Bibber
Very interesting book that concisely covers this period of history and the prominent leaders of that period some of whom Were new to me.
Andy Oram
Lots of interesting history and analysis, well-balanced. But the unusual organization does nothing to promote insight or readability. Finding places and dates of events is far too hard.
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Michael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon". As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to ove ...more
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