An authoritative and stunningly illustrated account of ancient Greece, describing its classical heritage and influence on the history of the Western world. A highly accessible popular history that chronicles political development in ancient Greece and explores the democracies, oligarchies, and autocracies of Pericles, Solon and Leonidas. Explains the miltary techniques and strategies, operations and training of the Greek armies, with a special focus on the life, tactics and conquests of Alexander the Great. Includes detailed accounts of all the major conflicts - from the time of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars, charting Alexander the Great's campaigns across the known world, to the time of Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, and Emperor Hadrian of Rome. Over 500 full-color photographs, illustrations, specially commissioned battle plans and maps show Athens, Sparta nd other ancient Greek city-states in magnificent detail.
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