A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great

by J. B. Bury

Hardcover, 1913




London, Macmillan and Co., 1913.

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LibraryThing member la2bkk
As indicated in its title, this book is a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece prior to Alexander. The author is thorough and clearly an excellent historian. However, one should be warned that the writing style reflects the book's age (written over a century ago), hence sometimes seems tedious. In addition, as with all summaries of ancient Greece, the sheer complexity of material requires real effort of the reader's behalf.

All in all, recommended reading for those with a background in this area, however for the novice I suggest other books which are easier reads with less dense factual material.
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