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A Book Review

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Fifteen authors contributed to the text and it is clear from reading it. While the individual authors did not clearly state an objective Jasper Griffin states in the introduction, “To see that such things can be true of people whom in some ways we find intelligible and recognizable can help to deliver us from the tyranny of the present, from the assumption that our own habits of action and thought are really inescapable, and from the idea that there are no alternatives”.1 Overall I don’t feel that the book adequately gives a feel for the society and time period in such a way that someone would gain an understanding of the people or their ways and very little information that may give someone ...view middle of the document...

From my perspective as a neophyte to the Hellenistic period I found many parts of the book to be poorly written and difficult to read with many details that seem meaningless to me, however I would imagine that someone who has a greater knowledge of the subject may find the book to be a fine resource for better understanding other aspects of the society that perhaps were not as well understood. This being the case I suppose what I perceive as a weakness could also be considered a strength under other circumstances.

I did not notice any glaring errors in the text, but I did find it interesting that the waning years of Greek power seem very similar to the current events in the United States. I can only hope that unlike the Greeks we find a way to rebuild our society and regain unity so that we can move forward without first being swept aside by our competitors in the global market. I would not recommend this book to someone just starting out with this subject. The book was difficult and at times...

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