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Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind The Ancient Greeks Invented Democracy, Theater, Rational Science, And Philosophy They Built The Parthenon And The Library Of Alexandria They Wrote Down The Timeless Myths Of Odysseus And Oedipus, And The Histories Of Leonidas S Three Hundred Spartans And Alexander The Great But Understanding These Uniquely Influential People Has Been Hampered By Their Diffusion Across The Entire Mediterranean Most Ancient Greeks Did Not Live In What Is Now Greece But In Settlements Scattered Across Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, And Ukraine They Never Formed A Single Unified Social Or Political Entity Acclaimed Classics Scholar Edith Hall S Introducing The Ancient Greeks Is The First Book To Offer A Synthesis Of The Entire Ancient Greek Experience, From The Rise Of The Mycenaean Kingdoms Of The Sixteenth Century BC To The Final Victory Of Christianity Over Paganism In AD Each Of The Ten Chapters Visits A Different Greek Community At A Different Moment During The Twenty Centuries Of Ancient Greek History In The Process, The Book Makes A Powerful Original Argument A Cluster Of Unique Qualities Made The Greeks Special And Made Them The Right People, At The Right Time, To Take Up The Baton Of Human Progress According To Herodotus, The Father Of History, What Made All Greeks Identifiably Greek Was Their Common Descent From The Same Heroes, The Way They Sacrificed To Their Gods, Their Rules Of Decent Behavior, And Their Beautiful Language Edith Hall Argues, However, That Their Mind Set Was Just As Important As Their Awe Inspiring Achievements They Were Rebellious, Individualistic, Inquisitive, Open Minded, Witty, Rivalrous, Admiring Of Excellence, Articulate, And Addicted To Pleasure But Most Important Was Their Continuing Identity As Mariners, The Restless Seagoing Lifestyle That Brought Them Into Contact With Ethnically Diverse Peoples In Countless New Settlements, And The Constant Stimulus To Technological Innovation Provided By Their Intense Relationship With The SeaExpertly Researched And Elegantly Told, Introducing The Ancient Greeks Is An Indispensable Contribution To Our Understanding Of The Greeks

About the Author: Edith Hall

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10 thoughts on “Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

  1. says:

    At first I felt that this book was ok, but it grew on me so that now I think it is quite nice and eminently recommendable as a non threatening introduction to the Ancient Greeks.Hall has a double approach which st

  2. says:

    This book looked interesting on the shelves I thought that, if nothing else, I might learn one or two things, at least, about post Mycenean, pre classical Greece, and, since the author is a philosophy prof, get her parti

  3. says:

    A big subject in a small book It is difficult to get everything that was important about Greeks in 300 pages but the book does a good job of giving a sketch of why we should still pay attention to the ancient Greeks The story i

  4. says:

    Professor Hall s work does not appear to be so much a history as an intellectual history, an important subdivision of thegeneral enterprise of history While this is a competent history of the Greeks, through to the conquest of Christi

  5. says:

    This book served as a good intro to the ancient Greek world I am going to read some Herodotus and Thucydides soon.

  6. says:

    A great book written by a superb author although her comments on christianity made me feel like she was yelling at me through the pages My only complaint is the lack of maps illustrations, as it was extremely difficult to picture so many military c

  7. says:

    A fantastically useful research teaching tool on Ancient Greece that is also immensely readableand these two characteristics don t always work in tandem I thoroughly enjoyed the concise chapters, the categories of analysis, and the smooth flowing prose st

  8. says:

    A good book but could be better written Some odd error Augustus for Octavian at the battle of Actium.

  9. says:

    Introducing the Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind by Edith Hall is an exceptional review of the impact of the ancient Greeks and clearly describes how these innovators gained their knowledge and scattered their culture abroad to

  10. says:

    Ancient Greece culture is one of the pillars of modern Western civilization, and this book is a great introduction to almost two thousand years of history that still shapes our culture.The author lays out in the very beginning of the book what she considers as the essential c

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