The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521481961

ISBN-13: 9780521481960

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sumptuously illustrated in colour and packed with fascinating information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in a revised paperback edition. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic, sexual and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul

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Sumptuously illustrated in colour and packed with fascinating information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in a revised paperback edition. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic, sexual and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in 'the glory that was Greece'. They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the effect of interstate tensions; the implications of sexuality; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history from the bottom up, which reveals the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that 'we are all Greeks'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521481960
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Cambridge Illustrated Histories Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Glory that was Greece?ix
Part IThe World of Greecexx
1.History and Tradition2
2.Environment13
3.Peoples: Who were the Greeks?35
Intermezzo: Historical Outline54
Part IIThe Life of Greece74
4.Rich and Poor76
5.Women, Children and Men100
6.Power and the State139
7.War and Peace166
8.Work and Leisure193
9.Literature and Performance219
10.Visual Arts250
11.Philosophy and Science288
12.Religion and Myth320
Epilogue345
Reference guide359
Who's Who360
Glossary366
Chronological Table368
Synopses of Plots369
Further Reading371
Biographies374
Index376

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