Ancient Greece and the origins of the Western Tradition.

Greece: the land, the light, the people.

The Indo-European invaders.

The Bronze Age Charioteers.

Homer and Troy


Homer, Iliad, Book I

Partial copy will be provided to you.


The Iliad,

translated by Robert Fagles,

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition,

ISBN 0140275363


This is the best new introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks. Edith Hall takes you back to the beginning and then covers the whole Greek story through Alexander the Great. She is both a brilliant writer and an engaging lecturer. If you would like to see her lectures go to Youtube and look her up.

Edith Hall,

Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind,

W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 16, 2014),

ISBN 0393239985


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