Isaac Asimov (ebook Pdf) The Greeks A Great Adventure



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  1. says:

    I remember this book fondly from reading a copy from the school library some 22 years ago and now that I at long last have a copy of my own I f

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    Read by Paul Baker#15 TBR Busting 20134 The Greeks4 I Robot5 The Last uestion

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    Wonderfully readable and given Asimov's uite humanistic worldview still tremendously insightful

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    One of the 500 reasons to be awed by the knowledge of Isaac Asimov that cuts across all disciplines The title is justified by the book

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    Extremely well written account of Greek history from Mycenean all the way to current times Asimov's narration is very enjoyable

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    Read this years ago This was a nice re read Book held up well over the passing of time Nicely written and well paced Didn't overwhelm the reader with facts

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    Yes it would be nice to have listed sources but I'm not going to really hold that against Isaac The book goes through the entire history of Greece up until 1964 when the book was written with the greatest portion dedicated to ancient Greece Not being up on my Greek history this book was a great way to start and set a foundation to build on if I want to delve a bit deeper It's fascinating with how much we owe to the Greeks I also had just fi

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    The Good Doctor presents the history of Greece the birthplace of Western Civilization from 3000 BC to modern day Greece's disputes with Turkey in 1964; delivering it with his usual inimitably lucid and witty style This is another one

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    I have listened to the audiobook version a couple of times and keep going backSome uarters have judged the book superficial in its treatment of the various periods and key characters but it is really meant to be no than an introduction to the w

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    This book is a narative survey of Greek History stretching back from the ancient Minoan Civilization to present day Greece The focus of the book is predominantely on Pre Roman Greece; nevertheless it was a pretty encompassing attempt at describing the full history of Greece For anyone interested in learning ab

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summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Isaac Asimov

Chapter headings1 The Mycenaean Age2 The Iron Age3 The Age of Colonization4 The Rise of Sparta5 The Age of Tyrants6 The Rise of Ath. Wonderfully readable and given Asimov s uite humanistic worldview still tremendously insightful

characters The Greeks A Great Adventure

The Greeks A Great Adventure

Ens7 Asia Minor8 The Persian War9 The Golden Age10 The Peloponnesian War11 Sparta In Control12 Decline13 Macedonia14 The Successors. One of the 500 reasons to be awed by the knowledge of Isaac Asimov that cuts across all disciplines The title is justified by the book as the reader is never left unmoved by this adventure ride that spans thousands of years from the Bronze age Mycenaean era to the current crisis in Cyprus Of course the sheer number and variety of characters in this saga is difficult to keep track at times But the splendid and passionate narration of Asimov helps one to make the necessary linkages and to get familiar with the important figures The book also has plenty of well placed interesting trivia like the origin of various words and idiomsAsimov does not try to be subtle about his admiration for the Greeks And he managed to convince me why it s well deserved

summary ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Isaac Asimov

Of Alexander15 The Twilight of Freedom16 The Hellenistic Monarchies17 Rome and Constantinople18 The Ottoman Empire19 Table of Date. I have listened to the audiobook version a couple of times and keep going backSome uarters have judged the book superficial in its treatment of the various periods and key characters but it is really meant to be no than an introduction to the world of ancient GreeceAsimov goes out of his way to make connections between events characters technology culture as well as explain the meaning of uite a range of Greek words eg Plato s academy was so named because a grove near the place was dedicated to the memory of a mythical hero named AkademosIf you have been meaning to become hooked enough to seriously study the ancient Greek world this one book should do the jobAnother book by another author that could be your next step could be Lords of the Sea by John R Hale which relates the rise of the Athenian navy