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Dec 27, 2010 Erik Graff rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids
Recommended to Erik by: Lajla Stousland
My virtual addiction to reading was stimulated by several factors. One was that my parents, Dad in particular, had a lot of books and read themselves. Another was that much of childhood was spent without a television and when a tv was obtained my brother and I were not allowed to use it. Another was that the family moved thrice while I was in primary school, meaning long periods without friends. Finally, and most positively, Dad's mother, my "Nanny", early on started buying me books, including ...more
This is a decent general overview of Greek history, and I like the pictures. I do know that there are some aspects of Greek history that are not talked about largely because we romanticize that era so much in the west, and I would have liked to see that talked about in more depth... but overall, it's not a bad read.
I must admit I never read history books, but as an art reference I look at the pictures! This book could use more pictures, yet as a focus on a certain period it contains more than enough samples of art and architecture of the era to serve as a good reference to art the period.
Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, from 1938 to 1970, and served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1951 to 1954.More about Cecil Maurice Bowra...
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