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Who's Who in the Greek World

1st Edition

By John Hazel

Routledge

304 pages

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Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history?

Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it is perhaps the Ancient Greece that has the strongest hold over the modern imagination. The history, philosophy and literature continue to intrigue and enthral. Now John Hazel has compiled the definitive biographical guide to the Greek and Hellenistic world from 750 BC to the end of the Roman Empire.

The lives of Alexander the Great, Socrates and Plato are opened up, but so too are those of lesser-known figures: Bacchylides the lyric poet; Chares the general; and the traitor Ephialtes, giving a thorough and fascinating overview of life in Ancient Greece.

Reviews

'Up-to-date, inexpensive, authoritative and comprehensive' - Library Journal

'A starting point for anyone who is beginning to find their way around the Greek world fascinating reading for older hands' - JACT Review

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General
REF008000
REFERENCE / Dictionaries