The Ancient Greek World

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The Ancient Greek World

By Jennifer T. Roberts; Tracy Barrett

Oxford University Press, USA, Hardcover, 9780195156966, 190pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2004

Description
Jennifer Roberts and Tracy Barrett bring together their respective mastery of scholarship and storytelling to tell the history of a place, a people, and a culture that has left some of the most beautiful art, the greatest stories, and the most magnificent cities and buildings that the world has ever known. The Ancient Greek World uses primary sources such as Homer's Odyssey, Herodotus' Histories, a Minoan drinking cup, and a child's grave epitaph to present a balanced and lively narrative history of ancient Greece. A chronology, cast of characters, maps, pronunciation table, further reading, and index supplement the main text.


About the Author


Tracy Barrett is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including the "Sherlock Files" books, "King of Ithaka", "Cold in Summer" and "Anne of Byzantium". Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for young adults, a Bank Street best children s book of the year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among many other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.