Eureka! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask

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Author: Peter Jones
Publisher: Atlantic Books (2014)
ISBN-10: 1782395148
ISBN-13: 9781782395140
Condition: Very Good. There are a few small scratches and light marks along the edges of the book. The DJ has some light wear to edges and a few light scratches. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 383
Dimensions: 21.7 x 15.5 x 3.2 cm

Weight: 0.65 kg


The ancient Greeks gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory, and the rules of logic and geometry; laid the foundations of philosophy, history, tragedy and comedy; and debated everything from the good life and the role of women, to making sense of foreigners and the best form of government, all in the most sophisticated terms.

But who were they? In Eureka!, Peter Jones tells their epic story, which begins with the Trojan War and ends with the rise of the Roman Empire, by breaking down each major period into a series of informative nuggets. Along the way he introduces the major figures of the age, including Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid, and Archimedes; explores the Greek myths and the role of the gods; provides fascinating insights into everyday life in ancient times; and shows us the very foundations of Western culture.


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