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Classical Civilization: A History in Ten Chapters
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Classical Civilization: A History in Ten Chapters (Paperback)

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A concise and accessible study of the foundations, development and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centred on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of Classical civilisation.



Starting with Troy, where history, myth and cosmology fuse to form the origins of Classical civilisation, Nigel Spivey explores the contrasting politics of Athens and Sparta, the diffusion of classical ideals across the Mediterranean world, Classical science and philosophy, the eastward export of Greek culture with the conquests of Alexander the Great, the power and spread of the Roman imperium, and the long Byzantine twilight of Antiquity.



A secure grasp of the nature of our Greek and Roman heritage is absolutely fundamental to a true understanding of contemporary European society and culture. Nigel Spivey outlines and explains that heritage with supreme passion, rigour and clarity.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEClassical history / classical civilisationHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Head of Zeus Publication Date: 03/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781781855027  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nigel Spivey is Senior Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology at Cambridge. He wrote Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real (2005) and The Ancient Olympics (2012) and presented the TV series How Art Made the World (2005).

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