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By titleAncients In Their Own Words: Greeks

Ancients In Their Own Words: Greeks

Greek civilization spread around the Mediterranean from the third millennium BCE, first flourishing in Crete and Mycenae and later in Athens, Corinth, and Macedonia. Brings to life the world of the ancient Greeks through accounts of their conquests, laws, myths, religious beliefs, and memorials. Includes examples of Minoan “Linear A,” Mycenaean “Linear B,” and ancient Greek scripts carved into clay tablets, bronze plaques, temple walls, voting disks, and broken pottery. Features some key written records, such as the Minoan Phaistos Disk, Archilochus's monument, boundary stones from the agora, the Gortyn Code, Athenian ostracons, the Aristotle Herma, and the Parian Marble.

Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 73⁄4”)
Extent: 64pp
Illustrations: 50 col & b/w photos
Text:10,000 words

Author details:

Michael Kerrigan is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, and Who Lies Where: A Guide to Famous Graves in Greece and the Mediterranean (part of the BBC Ancient Civilizations series). He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.