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Every place has a history of stories, though few places have an ancient past so heavily documented as the European, Asian, and African stretches of Greek and Roman civilization. A Guide to the Ancient World provides the stories-from both literature and history-of nearly 900 such places.

Michael Grant studied Greek and Latin writers, combed through numerous excavation report
Paperback, 728 pages
Published April 7th 1997 by Barnes & Noble (first published September 1986)
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Ancient history is easier to understand when you know where things were and what they're called now (or then). Good reference.
Good overview of the ancient world. Not much else to say. Love Michael Grant too. Man doesn't make a bad book in my opinion :)
Thomas Fortenberry
My favorite reference to the ancient world. Indespensible for research.
This is a great reference
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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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