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History, Greeks, Ancient History.

5 Stars

A fun read with bite size chunks of Ancient Greek history until the Romans arrived. Ancient Greek culture and language still influence us today – the Greeks birthed democracy (although in a different hue than hours), many of our words stem from Greek terms, then of course there are the Olympic Games.

The author covers many aspects of culture, language, history and myth – in a manner which is easy to follow and gives enough of a taster to get the reader interested in the subject. He’s done his research too – with references to ancient sources and writers/thinkers and archeologists.

Recommended for anyone with an interest in the era/area – easy to read and not overwhelming. Not exactly a deep and meaningful – as with such a broad selection of subjects covered it could not be – but a good insight.