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The Greeks

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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Another fascinating title in the fantastically funny history series from the acclaimed Tony Robinson.
Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about the Greeks! It's history, but not as we know it!
Find out everything you ever needed to know in this
Paperback, First, 160 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by Pan MacMillan
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Robinson has written an excellent book, rather than just being a collection of disparate facts about Greeks it is a narrative of what we know of Greek history over time, how our knowledge of Greek history has been obtained and how reliable it is, how myth and fact can be connected. All the usual suspects are there, gods, the olympics, architecture, alphabets, Alexander the Great and warfare, but it's couched in a coherant narrative excellently illustrated with loads of photographs and cartoons ...more
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Sir Tony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, amateur historian, TV presenter, author and political activist. He is known for playing "Baldrick" in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting Channel 4 programmes such as Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History.


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