The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521009

ISBN-13: 9780521521000

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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Sumptuously illustrated in color and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team of contributors 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 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 lays bare the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that "we are all Greeks." Paul Cartledge is Professor in Greek History in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books about ancient Greece, including Spartan Reflections (California, 2001), Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (Routledge, 2001) and Sparta and Lakonia (Routledge, 2002).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Illustrated Histories Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
763,210
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The glory that was Greece? Paul Cartledge; Part I. The World of Greece: 1. History and tradition Paul Cartledge; 2. Environment Sue Alcock; 3. Peoples: who were the Greeks? Paul Cartledge, Intermezzo: historical outline Paul Cartledge; Part II. The Life of Greece: 4. Rich and poor Nick Fisher; 5. Women, children and men Marilyn Katz; 6. Power and the state Paul Cartledge; 7. War and peace Paul Cartledge; 8. Work and leisure Nick Fisher; 9. Performance Edith Hall; 10. Visual Arts Karim Arafat and Catherine Morgan; 11. Philosophy and science Lesley Dean-Jones; 12. Religion and myth Richard Buxton; Epilogue Paul Cartledge.

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