John Bintliff, a lecturer and archaeologist, has produced a panoramic labour of love that illuminates the development of Greek culture and its central role in the birth of modern civilisation. This ambitious but readable compendium covers a period beginning 400,000 ago and running up to the early 20th century. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 drawings, diagrams, and photographs, it provides generous references for further reading, and also offers fascinating insights into how scientific advances in archaeology have shaped our perspectives on Greek prehistory and history. A bookshelf essential.
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