Simon Price (1954-2011) was a former lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he taught Greek and Roman history. He was among the era's most innovative and versatile historians of the Greco-Roman world and a central contributor to the recent revival of academic interest in ancient Roman religion.
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A History From Troy to Augustine
A work of research and imagination, The Birth of Classical Europe is an authoritative history.
"...the authors have written an engrossing, original, frequently provocative reinterpretation of the Western heritage. Relying heavily on archaeological evidence, Price and Thonemann consider the Minoans as essential rather than peripheral to the development of Hellenic civilization. They eloquently illustrate that the "miracle" of the achievements of that civilization owed much to earlier Mediterranean civilizations, especially those of Egypt and Phoenicia. They skillfully illustrate the extent and limitations of "Romanization" under the imperium. For both scholars and amateur historians, this work will have great value." - Booklist
Released October 25, 2016