Step back in time 3,000 years to the shores of the eastern Mediterranean where one of the most enduring and influential civilizations of the Western world is emerging. Ancient Greece was made up of a number of self-supporting city-states, each of which developed a strong, individual identity. They developed from an agricultural society that wrote in simple pictograms into a sophisticated culture. Centuries on, the Greek legacy survives in modern society. The origins of democracy, mathematics, medicine, and philosophy can be traced back to this time in history. Immerse yourself in this ancient but curiously modern world, mingle with its gods, rulers, and military heroes, and sample its clothes, plays, foods, marketplaces, and street life. This book is your ticket to Ancient Greece in all of its grandeur and vitality.