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Nov17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Virtual Event

NHM Virtual Book Club – The Greeks: A Global History


Join the National Hellenic Museum’s Virtual Book Club!

 

In November, we will be discussing The Greeks: A Global History by Roderick Beaton, a sweeping history of the Greeks, from the Bronze Age to today. This title was selected by members of NHM Virtual Book Club

 

Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM CST

 

More about The Greeks: A Global History:

More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek city-states, led by Athens and Sparta, laid the foundation for much of modern science, the arts, politics, and law. But the influence of the Greeks did not end with the rise and fall of this classical civilization. As historian Roderick Beaton illustrates, over three millennia Greek speakers produced a series of civilizations that were rooted in southeastern Europe but again and again ranged widely across the globe.

In The Greeks, Beaton traces this history from the Bronze Age Mycenaeans who built powerful fortresses at home and strong trade routes abroad, to the dramatic Eurasian conquests of Alexander the Great, to the pious Byzantines who sought to export Christianity worldwide, to today’s Greek diaspora, which flourishes on five continents. The product of decades of research, this is the story of the Greeks and their global impact told as never before.


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