Classical Civilization A History in Ten Chapters

by Nigel Spivey

History The Real World

Classical Civilization A History in Ten Chapters Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781781855003
Publication date: 13/08/2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781781855003
Publication date: 13th August 2015
Author: Nigel Spivey
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: History, The Real World,
Categories: European history,

About Nigel Spivey

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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