This is an adequate treatise on famous individuals from Ancient Greece, though it is definitely written with a younger audience in mind. The information is simplified, the chapters brief, and the content overall reads like a glorified textbook. Nevertheless, I recommend this book if you know nothing about Greek History or Mythology and would like to learn, or if you would like a different presentation of otherwise oft-told tales and accounts. There is not much special about this book, to be honest, so I can't really complain or compliment the work to any significant degree. There were some formatting and typographical errors, but nothing too big or inhibitory. The best summary of this piece of literature, I think, is that it's a bit bland and basically retells known stories and biographies in a less detailed manner. I wouldn't pay for this book, but since it was free for me, I gave it a shot. Maybe that says enough for itself.
I have an earlier edition of this book, which I think is great. I ordered a second copy here recently, and there's a major, major publishing error in this edition. No numbers are included in the book! For instance, it will say something like, "Pericles lived from ___ to ___ B.C." Or "Sparta was able to marshall ____ fighting men, but Athens could recruit only ____. There are no Arabic numerals anywhere in the book though numbers that are spelled out do appear. So, somehow it went to press without the numbers being inserted. Don't buy it.
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The title misled me a bit, as I expected only historical people. Almost half of the book talks about gods and legends. Great stuff, just not what I was expecting. The rest gives mini-biographies on historical Greeks and Macedonians.
Got this while it was free. A fun, informative read, so easy to recommend. The Greek Gods are given their Roman names in this work.
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