The gods of Mount Olympus, the myth of Atlantis, the empire of Alexander the Great, the writings of Homer, the thoughts of Socrates, the poems of Seferis - just part of the achievement of the most creative civilization ths world has known. This highly acclaimed guide outlines clearly and concisely the Greek legacy and the ideas that shaped Western culture.
- Famous maxims and their meaning today
- The Olympic Games, how they began and their modern revival
- Timeline of Greek history
- Historical maps
- Over 200 color photographs