"In this survey of ancient Greek history and civilization, Martin (Classics, College of Holy Cross) skillfully blends social, cultural, political, and military data to create a panoramic view of the Greek world. His work serves two purposes: it acts as a companion piece to the software database 'Perseus: Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece', to which the author contributed material, and it serves as an introductory text for anyone interested in classical studies. Novices will find the work both comprehensible and entertaining. For readers interested in pursuing topics such as the philosophy of Plato or the Peloponnesian War, Martin includes an annotated section of suggested readings that is quite helpful."Martin, Thomas R. is the author of 'Ancient Greece From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times', published 2000 under ISBN 9780300084931 and ISBN 0300084935.