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The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome - Robin Lane Fox
The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome
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From the foundation of the world's first democracy in Athens to the Roman Republic and the Empire under Hadrian, this title presents the turbulent histories of Greece and Rome together. Discussing figures such as Homer, Socrates, Alexander, Julius Caesar, Augustus and the first Christian martyrs,... show more
From the foundation of the world's first democracy in Athens to the Roman Republic and the Empire under Hadrian, this title presents the turbulent histories of Greece and Rome together. Discussing figures such as Homer, Socrates, Alexander, Julius Caesar, Augustus and the first Christian martyrs, it explores freedom, justice, and luxury.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141021416 (0141021411)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome
History books are not my usual reading material, but I managed to stay awake through this one and found it enjoyable and informative.
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3.0 The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian
There are parts that are brilliant. Others glide over huge parts of history like the reader obviously knows all about it. Lane Fox spends a lot of time on the fall of the Republic, the Civil Wars (Julius, Mark Antony, Octavian, etc) then spends only a few chapters on the whole post Octavian/Augustus...
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