By David Stuttard
The 1st e-book to inform the Greek tale in the course of the interconnecting lives of the lads and ladies who formed its politics and literature, its technological know-how and philosophy, its artwork and sportThe political leaders, writers, artists, and philosophers of historical Greece became a small crew of urban states right into a pan-Mediterranean civilization, whose legacy are available all over the place at the present time. yet who have been those humans, what will we be aware of in their lives, and the way did they have interaction with one another?
In this unique new method of telling the Greek tale, David Stuttard weaves jointly the lives of the movers and shakers of the Greek international right into a non-stop narrative, from the early tyrant rulers Peisistratus and Polycrates, throughout the stirrings of democracy lower than Cleisthenes to the increase of Macedon lower than Philip II and Alexander the nice and the eventual decline of the Greek global as Rome rose. relocating from Sicily to Afghanistan, and from Macedonia to Alexandria; delving into the worlds of arithmetic and geography, rhetoric and historiography, portray and sculpture; exploring the debts of historians and mystics, poets and dramatists, political commentators and philosophers, this publication creates a brilliant photo of lifestyles in all arenas of the traditional Greek global. in addition to the main well-known politicians and writers, in those pages the reader will meet much less recognized figures comparable to Milo, the Olympic wrestler who led his domestic city in a time of drawback; Aspasia, the intense girl highbrow, who taught rhetoric to Socrates; and Epaminondas, the Theban who taught strategies to Philip of Macedon and so destroyed his personal urban.
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A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives by David Stuttard