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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

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Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, the Persian Wars, the Golden Age of Athens, and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the atlas traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment today.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 5th 1996 by Penguin
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Jun 26, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Classics students
The chronological maps are a huge help in reading Herodotus and Thucydides
Vincent T. Ciaramella
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love the history of ancient Greece, especially the Minoan and Mycenaean periods. This is a great book for anyone that wants a survey of what ancient Greece has to offer. Or this book can substitute for many books if shelf space is limited.

While it's not a page turner by any means the content inside is accurate and mostly up-to-date. For the price it's a good buy.
Steve Groves
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Good overall summary of the era.
Jeroen Van de Crommenacker
Disappointing on content. Visually it looks good, but the text is disjointed and skims over everything so quickly, it is difficult to make sense of it sometimes. I realise this is just meant to be a high level introduction, but unfortunately it doesn’t flow well and is a struggle to read.
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Despite the relative brevity of the book compared to larger studies and published materials on the subject of ancient Greece, for any student beginning their studies in the field of classics (or even for the casual reader) this atlas provides a very sturdy introduction and summary of the major events, people and cultural traditions of ancient Greece. The plentiful maps showing the progression of certain military campaigns and settlement patterns I found particularly useful.
John E
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Actually an atlas that one reads. Excellent introduction to the study of Ancient Greece at about one page for every ten years. Divided into five chronological sections with each section having a few pages of text introduction followed by more indepth looks at specific times -- this is where the maps in this atlas are found. I'll use the maps as reference in the future. ...more
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
A tiny atlas with short write-ups of the eras and activities within each epoch. Exellent illustrations that add a visual cue to other books on Antiquity. An excellent resource to have when reading any books on ancient/archaic Greece or pre-Helenic civilizations.
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
picks selected times and events in history and does good, big maps showing political distribution across the known world,
David Withun
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
many maps of dynamic processes, reducing their dialectical tensions to static snapshots divorced from context--completely fascinating but also needlessly simplifying.
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
A good resource for those studying (or just interested in) ancient history. There's lots of good information here represented in easy to interpret maps. ...more
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