• "Terrifically good"

    Natalie Haynes, Observer
  • "Hall examines in scholarly but very readable detail."

    Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday
  • "Hall’s superb history achieves her aim with a happy marrying of literature and archaeology."

    Lesley McDowell, Independent
  • "[Hall] provides a thoroughly readable and illuminating account of this fascinating people… This excellent book makes us admire and like the ancient Greeks equally"

    John Davie, Independent
  • "If you’re interested in their history then it is worth reading, and I think even those with some knowledge of the Greeks would learn something from this book."

    Judith Griffith, Nudge