For the 1st time in one volume, preeminent classical historian Michael Grant creates a vivid panorama of the Greco-Roman world by bringing together the most dramatic events on record from its beginnings in 1000 BCE to the fall of the western Roman Empire in the 5th century.
The Founders of the Western World covers the rise & development of the Greeks, the Greek city states, classical Greece & its relations with Persia, Alexander & his successors, life in Hellenistic Greece, early Rome & the Etruscans, the Roman Republic & its imperial development, the Augustan age, Rome after Augustus, Constantine's conversion & the founding of Constantinople, & the fall of the Roman West.
Thru in-depth analysis, Grant introduces us to the political, military, cultural, social, economic & religious life of the times that were building blocks of what's today called the Western World. He also provides a comparative table of dates, a list of Roman emperors & a complete reference section on important aspects of cultural life.
An essential resource, The Founders of the Western World is a masterly synthesis of a renowned historian's life's work. In casting his authoritative eye on this remote age, Grant illuminates the world for all time.