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Panorama of the Classical World

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Here is a new and imaginative approach to the era in which Western civilization was born. "Panorama of the Classical World is a thorough-and thoroughly accessible--synthesis of the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan worlds, spanning the period from Late Geometric Greece (ca. 700 B.C) to the rule of Constantine (early 4th century A.D.). In ten thematically oriented chapters, the ...more
Hardcover, 590 pages
Published November 24th 2004 by J. Paul Getty Museum (first published 2004)
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Michael McGuinness
I first came across this as one book in an apparent series, though confusingly, this is called "Panorama" while the other books are called "Complete"; "The Medieval World Complete" "The Renaissance Complete" except the book on the Enlightenment, which is called "Panorama of the Enlightenment". Who knows what motivated these name changes, or what goes on in the marketing departments of publishing houses.
This also differs quite a bit from the Medieval and Renaissance books, whose whole charm and a
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I'm not sure I can truthfully that I've "read it". I've read parts of this book and browsed other parts of it. It's extraordinary dense in material and analysis with the most wonderful array of images. If you have a serious interest in ancient Greece and Rome, you must buy this book.
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Jun 19, 2014 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A nice little overview of the classical era from a variety different perspectives. Illustration-heavy.
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