National Geographic’s love affair with the Greeks continues. In addition to an epic exhibition on display at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC and a PBS special that will air nationwide this month, the uber-publisher has released a new book called— The Greeks, An Illustrated History.
The book is hardcover and oversized, like a coffee table book at 7 5/8″ x 9 3/4″ with 300 color photographs and exquisitely written text by Diane Harris Cline, a history professor at George Washington University in Washington DC.
The book retails for $30.00 and is available at most bookstores.
Via this link the book is available at a discounted price of 30% off the retail.
About the book, National Geographic says…
On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; maps of major battles and the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world; and the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us.
Even today, Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poetry, plays, and philosophy are widely read and enjoyed; and science, mathematics, medicine, and astronomy all build on the fundamentals of early Greek thinking.
Included are fascinating insights into Greek island living, ancient social networking, and the extreme priority Greeks placed on athletic competition (warring city-states declared truces during the Olympic games). Learn of spectacular discoveries such as the Uluburun shipwreck, the earliest writing ever found in Europe, and buried palaces.
A stunning treasure, this lushly-illustrated, uniquely comprehensive and accessible history of Ancient Greece is perfect for anyone interested in the origins of our modern world.