This title is a general survey of the classical world, but one which includes material on the Etruscans alongside the Greeks and Romans. Thematically based rather than chronologically organised, the book deals with basics like how people lived and how they organised their political lives, as well as with more artistic themes, and even explores classical influences on the modern world. The book is packed with information and pictures, most in colour.

Spivey is always interesting. A coffee-table book perhaps, but one with bite!

Review by Keith Robinson, Associate Tutor, University of Sussex.


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