Ancient Greece/Roman best books?

Jan 2016
388
Ohio
#1
I was told some recommendations but seem to have lost them.

I though about buying the Encylopedia on both Ancient Greece and Roman Empire with cheif editor Carlos Gomez as they are on sale.

Are they a good read?

Any other recommendations?
 
Nov 2011
1,011
The Bluff
#2
Now that's a wide ambit! Those you mention are a bit like the books I used back in 5th and 6th form (last two years of high school): try to cover everything in 400-450 pages. I ended up going to books by Hammond, Green and others as I found more detail. Are there any areas you are more interested in than others or are you just after general introductory works?
 
Jan 2016
388
Ohio
#4
Now that's a wide ambit! Those you mention are a bit like the books I used back in 5th and 6th form (last two years of high school): try to cover everything in 400-450 pages. I ended up going to books by Hammond, Green and others as I found more detail. Are there any areas you are more interested in than others or are you just after general introductory works?
Anything and everything. Ive learned a lot about Greek heritage, way of life, war, etc. However, I have an itch for more. I enjoy all history, but I believe Ancient Greece to be my biggest enjoyment. I know much less about Roman so not sure too much where to start there.

After I'm happy with those, wouldn't mind adventuring more east into Mongol times.

A lot of my knowledge from Ancient to Medieval is also art based. Im not Art Historian by any means, but a knowledgable amateur.
 

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