Story of Greece and Rome


The magnificent civilisation created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world. However, narratives about the ‘civilised’ Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Spawforth, an esteemed scholar, author and media contributor, follows the thread of civilisation through more than six millennia of history. His story reveals that Greek and Roman civilisation, to varying degrees, was supremely and surprisingly receptive to external influences, particularly from the East.

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