The Story Of Greece And Rome by Tony SpawforthThe Story Of Greece And Rome by Tony Spawforth

The Story Of Greece And Rome

byTony Spawforth

Hardcover | November 6, 2018

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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.
Tony Spawforth is emeritus professor of ancient history at Newcastle University, presenter of eight archaeological documentaries in the “Ancient Voices” series on BBC2, and author of numerous books, including Greece and the Augustan Cultural Revolution. He lives in Brighton, UK.
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Title:The Story Of Greece And RomeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:392 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.12 × 1.06 inPublished:November 6, 2018Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300217110

ISBN - 13:9780300217117

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"An incredibly engaging read, written with scholarly precision and clarity. With great agility, Spawforth mixes literary, inscriptional and archaeological material and offers a nuanced understanding of how civilisations evolve."—Professor Michael Scott, author of Ancient Worlds