The Greeks: An Introduction to their Culture / Edition 2

The Greeks: An Introduction to their Culture / Edition 2

by Robin Sowerby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415469376

ISBN-13: 9780415469371

Pub. Date: 06/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. In this expanded second edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that:

  • covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period
  • provides detailed

Overview

The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. In this expanded second edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that:

  • covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period
  • provides detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture, with generous reference to original sources
  • places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political, social and historical context
  • includes a new chapter on ‘Religion and Social Life’.

@text:The Greeks now contains more illustrations, a chronological chart, maps, and suggestions for further reading as well as a new glossary. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require a grounding in Greek civilization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415469371
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/2009
Series:
Peoples of the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Homeric World 2. History 3. Religion and Social Life 4. Literature 5. Philosophy 6. Art Appendices: 1. Chronological table 2. List of translations cited in the text 3. Glossary. Suggestions for further reading. Index

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