Baker & Taylor Presents an overview of the rise and fall of the ancient civilization and examines Greek influences on modern life including the Olympics, scientific method, and architecture.
Facts on File It is not an exaggeration to say that classical Greek civilization is the cornerstone of Western civilization today. The Greeks invented everything from logic and democracy to rhetoric, drama, and philosophy.
Empire of Ancient Greece chronicles the remarkable legacy of the Greeks, as well as the diversity of their societiesfrom the thriving democracy of Athens to the militarism of Sparta to the oligarchy of Thrace. It explores the conditions that made it possible for the ancient Greeks to develop a culture that set the foundation for our intellectual lives today, and explains why Greek power eventually declined. The book also looks at everyday life in ancient Greece, from the wealthy citizens who grappled in the Olympic arena to the farmers who found 50 different ways to use olive oil. Connections in our own world to the ancient Greeks are numerous, including the Olympics, much of our classical literature, the scientific method, architecture, and many English words.