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  • 11 December 2018
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  1. says:

    At first I felt that this book was ok but it grew on me so that now I think it is uite nice and eminently recommendable as a non threatening introduction to the Ancient GreeksHall has a double approach which structures the book one broadly chronological the other ten key characteristics which she thinks typical of the Ancient Gre

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    This book looked interesting on the shelves;

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    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 is not revisionist and in many ways is old school about the Greeks but it is an entertaining syn

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    Professor Hall’s work does not appear to be so much a history as an intellectual history an important subdivision of the general enterprise of history While this is a competent history of the Greeks through to the conuest of Christianity it does not offer any new insights There is an acknowledgement of the traditional and revisionist appro

  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 mapsillustrations as it was extremely difficult to picture so many milita

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    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 flowi

  8. says:

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

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    Introducing the Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind by Edith Hall is an exc

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    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 cultureThe author lays out in the very beginning of the book what she considers as the essential components of ancient Greek culture an

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Introducing the Ancient Greeks From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

Y scattered people visiting different communities at various key moments during twenty centuries of ancient historyIdentifying ten uniue traits central to the widespread ancient Greeks Hall unveils a civilization of incomparable richness and a people of astounding complexity – and explains how they made us who we are today‘A thoroughly readable and illuminating account of this fascinating people This exc This book served as a good intro to the ancient Greek world I am going to read some Herodotus and Thucydides soon

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They gave us democracy philosophy poetry rational science the joke They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the GreatBut who were the ancient Greeks And what was it that enabled them to achieve so muchHere Edith Hall gives us a revelatory way of viewing this geographicall 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 particular take on the ground zero of western philosophyUnfortunately whopper errors at the start and end of the book mar any good content in the middleFirst near the start Hall talks about how small Greece is at 25000 suare miles smaller than Portugal or ScotlandEr WRONG It s 50000 suare miles and bigger tha

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Ellent book makes us admire and like the ancient Greeks eually’ Independent‘A worthy and lively introduction to one of the two groups of ancient peoples who really formed the western world’ Sunday Times‘Throughout Hall exemplifies her subjects’ spirit of inuiry their originality and their open mindedness’ Daily Telegraph‘A book that is both erudite and splendidly entertaining’ Financial Times 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 what ultimately becomes known as the Roman Empire Hall uses ten characteristics uniue to the ancient Greeks and how each of these characteristics manifest themselves especially in literature and archaeology Hall begins the tale with the Mycenaeans