By David Stuttard
The 1st booklet to inform the Greek tale throughout the interconnecting lives of the boys and girls who formed its politics and literature, its technological know-how and philosophy, its paintings and sportThe political leaders, writers, artists, and philosophers of historical Greece grew to become a small staff of urban states right into a pan-Mediterranean civilization, whose legacy are available in every single place at the present time. yet who have been those humans, what will we comprehend 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, in the course of 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 international 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 bills of historians and mystics, poets and dramatists, political commentators and philosophers, this ebook creates a brilliant photograph of existence in all arenas of the traditional Greek international. in addition to the main well-known politicians and writers, in those pages the reader will meet much less recognized figures corresponding to Milo, the Olympic wrestler who led his domestic city in a time of obstacle; Aspasia, the intense woman 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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