The Birth of Classical Europe

The Birth of Classical Europe
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Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 416
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ISBN-10 : 9781101475799
ISBN-13 : 110147579X
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Book Synopsis The Birth of Classical Europe by : Simon Price

Download or read book The Birth of Classical Europe written by Simon Price and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-02-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An innovative and intriguing look at the foundations of Western civilization from two leading historians; the first volume in the Penguin History of Europe The influence of ancient Greece and Rome can be seen in every aspect of our lives. From calendars to democracy to the very languages we speak, Western civilization owes a debt to these classical societies. Yet the Greeks and Romans did not emerge fully formed; their culture grew from an active engagement with a deeper past, drawing on ancient myths and figures to shape vibrant civilizations. In The Birth of Classical Europe, the latest entry in the much-acclaimed Penguin History of Europe, historians Simon Price and Peter Thonemann present a fresh perspective on classical culture in a book full of revelations about civilizations we thought we knew. In this impeccably researched and immensely readable history we see the ancient world unfold before us, with its grand cast of characters stretching from the great Greeks of myth to the world-shaping Caesars. A landmark achievement, The Birth of Classical Europe provides insight into an epoch that is both incredibly foreign and surprisingly familiar.


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