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When I began this book I genuinely thought that I would fill the gaps I have in the knowledge of antiquity Greece; I was mistaken. The book makes a good start, dealing with the evolution of the country that is now Greece and it’s surrounding areas. However; after the first fifteen chapters - of a total of twenty five - there is a shift in theme: it goes from being about life in Greece and surrounding areas, to become a retelling of historical events where Greece is mostly an afterthought. A word ...more