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A Smaller History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest

By: William Smith
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Smaller History of Greece," authored by William Smith, offers readers a concise yet comprehensive journey through the rich historical tapestry of ancient Greece. Drawing upon his expertise as a classicist and historian, Smith presents a condensed narrative that captures the essence of Greek civilization, from its mythical origins to its pivotal contributions to philosophy, politics, arts, and warfare. The book navigates through key epochs such as the rise of city-states, the flourishing of Athens' democratic governance, and the influence of philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. It delves into the Persian Wars, highlighting the Greeks' steadfast defense against overwhelming odds. Smith also explores the complexities of Spartan society and the transformative campaigns of Alexander the Great. With a skillful blend of narrative and analysis, "A Smaller History of Greece" provides readers with a clear understanding of Greece's impact on Western civilization. The author's concise style doesn't compromise the depth of knowledge shared, making this work a valuable resource for students, history enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a succinct yet informative exploration of ancient Greece's legacy. William Smith's expertise shines in this accessible yet scholarly account, offering readers a compelling journey through the triumphs, conflicts, and enduring legacy of one of history's most influential civilizations.

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William Smith

William Emmett Smith was an American actor who lived from March 24, 1933 to July 5, 2021. Smith was a member of the United States Air Force. He won the global 200-pound (91 kg) arm-wrestling championship many times, as well as the US Air Force weightlifting competition. Smith, a lifelong bodybuilder, held the record for reverse-curling his own body weight. Smith distinguished himself as a highly productive and genuinely accomplished character actor with performances in a wide range of genres from 1961 to 2014. Despite being stereotyped as an anti-social personality, he occasionally landed parts as a law enforcement officer or an anti-heroic protagonist.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 220Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359320854
  • ISBN-13:9789359320854
  • Item Weight: 330g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.3mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General