The Greeks: An Introduction to their Culture / Edition 2

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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.

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A history of the French language presented in 45 short texts taken from 9th century to contemporary writing and covering legal, religious, literary, poetic, scientific, and journalistic texts. The texts and the accompanying commentary demonstrate aspects of phonology, spelling, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, and semantics which are analyzed as part of a notable linguistic evolution. The appendices provide summaries of linguistic features, technical terms, and supplemental reading. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415469371
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/26/2009
  • Series: Peoples of the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Sowerby read Classics and English at Cambridge. He is currently Senior Lecturer of English Studies at the University of Stirling. His research interests centre on the classical tradition. He has written introductory studies of the major classical epics and is the author of The Augustan Art of Poetry (2006) and The Classical Legacy in Renaissance Poetry (1994).

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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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