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Classical Greece (Great Ages of Man)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1965 by Time-Life, Inc. (NY)
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Erik Graff
Dec 27, 2010 Erik Graff rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids
Recommended to Erik by: Lajla Stousland
Shelves: history
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
Tangerine
May 24, 2016 Tangerine rated it liked it
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.
Joseph Panno
Jul 30, 2012 Joseph Panno rated it really liked it
Love it so far. Already read the Ancient Egypt volume. I found both of them in a thrift store that had more volumes in the series on the shelf. I'm going to head back and get them all. Very informative.
Foxtower
Dec 12, 2012 Foxtower rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
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.
Mick Maye
Jun 21, 2011 Mick Maye rated it liked it
Very informative about ancient Greece. Part of the Time-Life Great Ages of Man series. Showed a good overall coverage of events and culture.
Ambsg
Dec 28, 2014 Ambsg rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
A non-fiction broken up into readable chunks so you don't get info overload. Very useful if you want/need to learn more about a fabulous period of history.
Leonard Pierce
May 20, 2008 Leonard Pierce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
The swell second book in the Time/Life "Great Ages of Man" series is informative, well-designed, and decently written, with a very properly heavy reliance on the classics.
Jade Murphy
Feb 06, 2008 Jade Murphy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of Greek history
Shelves: have-read
Very informative about ancient Greece. Didn't show any favoritism to a single person, but showed a good overall review.
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Excellent synopsis of the culture that began Western Civilization.
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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.
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