Greeks : Portrait of Self and Others / Edition 2

Greeks : Portrait of Self and Others / Edition 2

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192803883

ISBN-13: 9780192803887

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Who were the Classical Greeks? This book provides an original and challenging answer by exploring how Greeks (adult, male, citizen) defined themselves in opposition to a whole series of others (non-Greeks, women, slaves, non-citizens, and gods) as presented by supposedly objective historians of the time such as Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Cartledge looks

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Who were the Classical Greeks? This book provides an original and challenging answer by exploring how Greeks (adult, male, citizen) defined themselves in opposition to a whole series of others (non-Greeks, women, slaves, non-citizens, and gods) as presented by supposedly objective historians of the time such as Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Cartledge looks at the achievements and legacy of the Greeks - history, democracy, philosophy and theatre - and the mental and material contexts of these inventions which are often deeply alien to our own way of thinking and acting. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled "Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others," and a new afterword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803887
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
993,128
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Significant Others: Us v. Them
2. Inventing the Past: History v. Myth
Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others
3. Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians
4. Engendering History: Men v. Women
5. In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens
6. Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave
7. Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals
Epilogue
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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