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Readable account by one of the most eminent historians in his field 'Michael Grant is justly recognised as an expert and civilised guide to the ancient world' Economist 'Michael Grant never fails to be lively and well-informed and he has done more, single-handedly, to blow the dust of the classical world than any comparable populariser' Sunday Times 'Michael Grant is a unique figure among the classical scholars of our time' Spectator

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Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world.


Grant blows the dust off our time-worn images of the classical Greeks. He comments on the playwright Euripides: ``His characters have become all too familiar to modern psychologists.'' And on Herodotus: ``Viewed as a writer, not as a historian, he is nothing short of a genius.'' This is no ordinary chronicle. Grant avoids overemphasis on the Greek mainland (and on Athens in particular), giving us instead the cultural contributions of a medley of city-states in the Greek empire. Then too, he believes that the Greeks' major achievements ``were mainly the work of less than 40 outstanding men.'' Some of these are readily familiar--Socrates, Aristophanes, etc.--others less so, like Archytas of Taras, who combined in one person the roles of general, political leader, mathematician, Pythagorean philosopher and student of acoustics. This wonderfully readable history falls chronologically between Grant's The Rise of the Greeks and From Alexander to Cleopatra. Illustrated. (Oct.)

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