The legacy of the ancient Greeks has shaped our world. Classical Greece's military prowess, political sophistication and cultural innovations continue to influence modern society. The first half of the book focuses on political and military history, from Mycenae and the Golden Age of Athens to the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The second half concerns ancient Greece's buildings, sculptures, mythology and dramas, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheum and the works of Aristophanes and Euripides. This is an outstanding exploration of the world of the ancient Greeks and an indispensable resource for both the general and specialist reader.
Nigel Rodgers has written widely on history, philosophy and art. Among his published works are The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome and The Roman World (both published by Lorenz Books).