"This well-illustrated volume is just the thing to have on hand while working your way through the pages of Xenophon, Herodotus, and Thucydides. Robert Morkot traces the growth of Greece from a series of often conflicting city-states, each with its own colonial outposts as far from home as Spain and Tunisia, to loosely knit alliances that waged huge conflicts against the Persian empire--and, as in the case of the Peloponnesian War, against each other. The pages devoted to Alexander the Great, which show how the Greek empire came to extend from southern Egypt to the gates of China are particularly interesting." ~ Amazon.com Editorial Review
Paperback: 144 pages (including maps, artwork, and photographs)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (January 1, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches
"The history of Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic periods is extremely well documented, through the historical writings of Herodotos, Thucydides, Xenophon and others and in the many surviving fragments of other, now lost, works epitomized by the encyclopaedists of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, such as Diodoros, Strabo and Pliny."