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A Year in the Life of Ancient Greece: The Real Lives of the People Who Lived There

A Year in the Life of Ancient Greece: The Real Lives of the People Who Lived There (Hardback)

By Matyszak, Dr Philip

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Spend a year in the company of the ancient Greeks during an historic and triumphant Olympic year, and experience the drama and excitement that swept through the city-states as they put aside their political differences to prepare for victory in Olympia. The year is 248 BC, the ye...ar of the 133rd Olympic Games. A diverse cast of characters is heading for Olympia to participate at the Games, to watch the events, or to make money from the huge crowds. At this time the Hellenistic world is at its peak, with Greek settlements spread across the Middle East, Egypt and Spain. As ever, the world is politically troubled, with Rome locked in a war with Carthage, and a major war brewing between Egypt and Syria. However, ordinary people are still preoccupied with the crops, their everyday jobs, household affairs - and in some cases, with winning an Olympic crown. From the powerful but untrained wrestler who is taken in hand by a former champion to the chariot team manager who is prepared to win at all costs, from the diplomat who is using the Games as a cover to engage in political skulduggery to the Spartan boy who is tragically injured in a mock battle before he can compete, A Year in in the Life of Ancient Greece takes us through a remarkable year to reveal a complex and vivid cast of characters during this fascinating period of ancient history.
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ISBN 9781789293036
Released NZ 30 Aug 2021
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781789293036
Stock Available
Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Imprint Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Released 30 Aug 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Matyszak, Dr Philip
Category Historical Fiction
History of Other Lands
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Greece - Fiction - History - 281-146 BC
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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