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The Story of Greece and Rome
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    Tony Spawforth
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    Yale University Press

The Story of Greece and Rome

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  • Tony Spawforth
  • Yale University Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9780300217117
  • 9.2 X 6.5 X 1.1 inches
  • 1.6 pounds
  • History > Ancient - Greece
  • English
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The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century

The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world. However, narratives about the civilized Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Spawforth, an esteemed scholar, author, and media contributor, follows the thread of civilization through more than six millennia of history. His story reveals that Greek and Roman civilization, to varying degrees, was supremely and surprisingly receptive to external influences, particularly from the East.

From the rise of the Mycenaean world of the sixteenth century B.C., Spawforth traces a path through the ancient Aegean to the zenith of the Hellenic state and the rise of the Roman empire, the coming of Christianity and the consequences of the first caliphate. Deeply informed, provocative, and entirely fresh, this is the first and only accessible work that tells the extraordinary story of the classical world in its entirety.

The Story of Greece and Rome

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Tony Spawforth was Assistant Director of the British School of Archeology at Athens, Greece, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton before holding his current position as professor of ancient history at Newcastle University.

He is the co-author of Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities and author of Versailles: A Biography of a Palace, Oxford Archeological Guides: Greece and The Complete Greek Temples. 

In addition, he has a rich broadcast history with the BBC, the Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, and The Observer. He is a member of the Societe des Amis de Versailles.

 

Source: Mcmillan Publishers 

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