MOBI õ DOC The Classical World An Epic History of Greece and Rome 9780465024964

DOC The Classical World An Epic History of Greece and Rome

MOBI õ DOC The Classical World An Epic History of Greece and Rome 9780465024964 ☆ The classical civilizations of Greece Rome once dominated the world They continue to fascinate inspire us Classical art architecture drama epic philosophy politics these are the foundations of Western civilization In TThe classical civilizations of Greece Rome once dominated the world They continue to fascinate inspire us Classical art architecture drama epic philosophy politics these are the foundations of Western civilization In This book sets itself a massive task telling almost a thousand years of Greek and Roman history in a few hundred pages It is an enjoyable read and I gained new insights into a fascinating eraThe book is as much a political and cultural history as it is a series of dates and events or the doings of great men I found this extremely interesting and it chimed well with the broad sweep of the narrativeOne other thing I really liked was the authors clarity on the limits of what is knowable where he says in my view or we cannot knowA good read

Robin Lane Fox È The Classical World An Epic History of Greece and Rome DOC

The Classical World eminent classicist Robin Lane Fox chronicles this vast sweep of history from Homer to the reign of Augustus From the Peloponnesian War thru the creation of Athenian democracy from the turbulent emp Well at the risk of repeating what so many other reviews of this book have already said I do find myself agreeing with them this is a somewhat simplistic narrative history of classical Greece and Rome albeit with something of an odd end point during the reign of Hadrian rather than taking us to the collapse of the Western Empire as most such histories do It’s a good book for a beginner it clearly lays out the key events with some exploration of interconnectedness and Lane Fox writes with passion for the subject as well as a smooth style that makes it easy to read However it doesn’t engage in the kind of analysis or debate that those undertaking deeper study would prefer to participate in and as so many books of the ‘overview history’ type it has a tendency to skim so if you’re looking for a lot of detail on one particular event you’re probably better off with a book dedicated to that subject rather than this one7 out of 10

BOOK ´ The Classical World An Epic History of Greece and Rome È Robin Lane Fox

The Classical World An Epic History of Greece and RomeIre of Alexander the Great to the creation of the Roman Empire the emergence of Christianity he serves as a witty trenchant guide He introduces extraordinary heroes horrific villains great thinkers bloodthirsty tyrant what an elegant exposition of Athenian and Greek prowess