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The Story of Greece and Rome
 

The Story of Greece and Rome (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Spawforth, Tony

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The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical wor...ld. However, narratives about the civilized Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Spawforth, an esteemed scholar, author, and media contributor, follows the thread of civilization through more than six millennia of history. His story reveals that Greek and Roman civilization, to varying degrees, was supremely and surprisingly receptive to external influences, particularly from the East. From the rise of the Mycenaean world of the sixteenth century B.C., Spawforth traces a path through the ancient Aegean to the zenith of the Hellenic state and the rise of the Roman empire, the coming of Christianity and the consequences of the first caliphate. Deeply informed, provocative, and entirely fresh, this is the first and only accessible work that tells the extraordinary story of the classical world in its entirety.
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ISBN 9780300251647
Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780300251647
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Spawforth, Tony
Category World History
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Number of Pages 392
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 938
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress HISTORY / Ancient / Greece, HISTORY / Ancient / Rome, HISTORY / Civilization, HISTORY / World, Civilization
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text General/trade

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