Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

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Product Details

Price
$27.59
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
Pages
672
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.9 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465024971

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About the Author

Robin Lane Fox is an emeritus fellow at New College, Oxford. He's the author of many books on ancient and classical history, including Augustine, Alexander the Great, and The Classical World, which was named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2006 by the Washington Post Book World. He lives in Oxford, England.

Reviews

"A magnificent, panoramic introduction to the ancient world. The Classical World is a terrific read."--Sunday Times (London)
"A sweeping and stylish history ranging from Homer's Greece to Rome in the second century A.D. Fox's command of his material seems effortlessly complete, and the events of his narrative feel surprisingly immediate."--The Atlantic
"Brilliant... soldiers, poets, and orators fight for attention in a story that is never cluttered and always stimulating."--The Economist
With erudition, drive, and wit, [Fox] triumphantly brings the Greeks' and Romans' civilizations to life."--Washington Post Book World, Top Ten nonfiction Book of the Year
"A lucid, comprehensive narrative of an awesome world."--Houston Chronicle