The Greeks

The Greeks

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by H.D.F. Kitto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 020230910X

ISBN-13: 9780202309101

Pub. Date: 08/30/2007

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Most ancient cultures disappeared with scarcely a trace, their effect upon our modern way of life of little consequence. The Greeks, however, continue to infl uence contemporary man through their drama, philosophy and art,
their political cognizance and knowledge of science. There are many books introducing the Greek world to the modern reader, but this volume was

Overview

Most ancient cultures disappeared with scarcely a trace, their effect upon our modern way of life of little consequence. The Greeks, however, continue to infl uence contemporary man through their drama, philosophy and art,
their political cognizance and knowledge of science. There are many books introducing the Greek world to the modern reader, but this volume was recognized as a classic in the fi eld upon its publication in1951. This paperback edition includes a later preface by the author and 32 pages of photographs selected especially for the American reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202309101
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
The Formation of the Greek People     12
The Country     28
Homer     44
The Polis     64
Classical Greece: The Early Period     79
Classical Greece: The Fifth Century     109
The Greeks at War     136
The Decline of the Polis     152
The Greek Mind     169
Myth and Religion     194
Life and Character     204
Index     253

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