Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean by Michael Kerrigan hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: Ancient Greece occupied a strategic position as the central crossroads of the ancient world. It formed a meeting place between the hinterlands of a still undeveloped Europe and the great civilizations of Asia Minor and North Africa.
Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean brings alive this fascinating story, beginning with the Cretan civilization of the Minoans. The book recounts the rise of the Greeks and the fate of local warlords, who gradually gave way to an emerging middle class of merchants, craftsmen and farmers. It goes on to relate the supreme test of the Greek spirit the wars with Persia, in which the Greeks saw off an invasion attempt by the mighty empire to the east.
Victory over the Persians ushered in the Golden Age of Athens. Presided over by the statesman Pericles, this era saw a stream of magnificent architectural projects. Pride, however came before a fall, with Athenss decline from glory and the rise of a northern, hitherto obscure Greek state Macedon.
The Macedonian, Alexander the Great, blazed an extraordinary trail of conquests across the Near East and into India. His renown as a conqueror has endured to this day: it also ensured the widest possible scattering of Greek culture, which was ultimately the ancient Greeks most important legacy to the history of civilization.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
96 pages. Index. 9″ x 7¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my History Greek category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…