The ancient Greeks built a dynamic civilization that is the foundation on which many of Western society's subsequent achievements rest. Brought to life in a visually stimulating format, Ancient Greece, Third Edition offers updated maps, charts, documents, and images that help readers put the civilization into its geographical, cultural, and historical context. This newly revised edition provides a wide range of information on topics ranging from the military and political events that shaped the Greek worldincluding the siege of Troy, the warlike Spartans, and Alexander the Great's campaignsto the effect the Greeks had on the lands they occupied. Discussions of the first Olympic games, the arts, and everyday life in Athens are also presented in colorful detail. Ancient Greece, Third Edition creates a clear and comprehensive picture of the history of ancient Greece, and is sure to delight and educate young readers.
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Dr. Anton Powell is director of the University of Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History and visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. His specialities include the history of fifth-century BCE Athens and Sparta. He has contributed to numerous popular and academic publications on Greek history.