|Publication Date||October 20, 1997|
In the late 1990s, MFJ Books, "by arrangement with Simon & Schuster," reproduced the first new hardcover edition (since 1980) of Durant's THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION. No longer was it necessary to search used bookshops for tattered editions going back to 1939. THE LIFE OF GREECE is the second volume in the 11-vol set. What Clifton Fadiman first wrote of this book decades ago remains as true as ever: "Tribute must be paid not merely to the immense learning which has gone into the making of the book but [also] to the ease of its style . . . There is no side of Greek life that is not developed, often in great detail."