The Classical World: The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity

The Classical World: The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity

by Nigel Spivey
The Classical World: The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity

The Classical World: The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity

by Nigel Spivey

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Overview

A masterly investigation into the Classical roots of Western civilization, taking the reader on an illuminating journey from Troy, Athens, and Sparta to Utopia, Alexandria, and Rome.

An authoritative and accessible study of the foundations, development, and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centered on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of Classical civilization.

Starting with Troy, where history, myth and cosmology fuse to form the origins of Classical civilization, Nigel Spivey explores the contrasting politics of Athens and Sparta, the diffusion of classical ideals across the Mediterranean world, Classical science and philosophy, the eastward export of Greek culture with the conquests of Alexander the Great, the power and spread of the Roman imperium, and the long Byzantine twilight of Antiquity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681771915
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: eBook
Pages: 368
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Nigel Spivey is Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at Cambridge. He wrote Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real and The Ancient Olympics and presented the television series How Art Made the World for the BBC. He lives in Cambridge.
Nigel Spivey is Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at Cambridge. He wrote Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real and The Ancient Olympics and presented the television series "How Art Made the World" for the BBC. He lives in Cambridge.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

Preface xi

I Troy 1

II Athens 29

III Sparta 71

IV Syracuse 97

V Utopia 131

VI Alexandria 169

VII Pergamon 201

VIII Rome 219

IX Ephesus 265

X Constantinople 299

Epilogue 325

Timeline 327

Further Reading 331

Index 347

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