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|Description:||xxii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction. Part I: Travelling Back in Time. Chapter 1: When, Where, What, Who? Meeting the Ancient Greeks. Chapter 2: Encountering Prehistoric Civilisations: The Minoans and Mycenaeans. Chapter 3: Shedding Light on Ancient Greece's Dark Ages. Chapter 4: Governing by Kings, Tyrants, and (Eventually) Democrats. Chapter 5: Fighting and Warring: Greece Gets Heavy. Chapter 6: East versus West: The Persian Wars. Part II: Athens to Alexander: The Rise and Fall of Empires. Chapter 7: Athens and Empire Building. Chapter 8: Dealing with the Neighbours from Hell: The Peloponnesian War. Chapter 9: Losing Their Way: The End of Classical Greece. Chapter 10: Rising Quickly to the Top: Macedonia. Chapter 11: Crowning the Undefeated Champion of the World: Alexander the Great. Chapter 12: What Happened Next? Part III: Living a Greek Life. Chapter 13: Out in the Fields: Farming, Herding, and Travelling. Chapter 14: Home and Family. Chapter 15: Going About Daily Life in Ancient Greece. Chapter 16: Plays and Pugilism: Enjoying Ancient Greek Entertainment. Chapter 17: Depicting Men, Women, and Gods in Art. Chapter 18: Building Beautiful Greek Architecture. Part IV: Mythology, Religion, and Belief. Chapter 19: Going Back to the Beginning: Myths and Gods. Chapter 20: Blending Myth and History: Troy, Homer, and Heroes. Chapter 21: Practising Everyday Religion: 'A God Put It in My Heart to Say'. Chapter 22: Trying to Figure Everything Out: Greek Philosophy. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 23: Ten Great Greek Inventions. Chapter 24: Ten Things to Read Next. Chapter 25: Ten Dodgy Ancient Greek Characters. Chapter 26: Ten Great Places to Visit. Index.|
|Responsibility:||by Stephen Batchelor.|