The Ancient Greeks For Dummies
Part I: Travelling Back in Time.
Chapter 1: When, Where, What, Who? Meeting the Ancient Greeks.
Chapter 2: Encountering Prehistoric Civilisations: The Minoans and Mycenaeans.
Chapter 3: Shedding Light on Ancient Greece’s Dark Ages.
Chapter 4: Governing by Kings, Tyrants, and (Eventually) Democrats.
Chapter 5: Fighting and Warring: Greece Gets Heavy.
Chapter 6: East versus West: The Persian Wars.
Part II: Athens to Alexander: The Rise and Fall of Empires.
Chapter 7: Athens and Empire Building.
Chapter 8: Dealing with the Neighbours from Hell: The Peloponnesian War.
Chapter 9: Losing Their Way: The End of Classical Greece.
Chapter 10: Rising Quickly to the Top: Macedonia.
Chapter 11: Crowning the Undefeated Champion of the World: Alexander the Great.
Chapter 12: What Happened Next?
Part III: Living a Greek Life.
Chapter 13: Out in the Fields: Farming, Herding, and Travelling.
Chapter 14: Home and Family.
Chapter 15: Going About Daily Life in Ancient Greece.
Chapter 16: Plays and Pugilism: Enjoying Ancient Greek Entertainment.
Chapter 17: Depicting Men, Women, and Gods in Art.
Chapter 18: Building Beautiful Greek Architecture.
Part IV: Mythology, Religion, and Belief.
Chapter 19: Going Back to the Beginning: Myths and Gods.
Chapter 20: Blending Myth and History: Troy, Homer, and Heroes.
Chapter 21: Practising Everyday Religion: ‘A God Put It in My Heart to Say’.
Chapter 22: Trying to Figure Everything Out: Greek Philosophy.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Great Greek Inventions.
Chapter 24: Ten Things to Read Next.
Chapter 25: Ten Dodgy Ancient Greek Characters.
Chapter 26: Ten Great Places to Visit.
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