The Greeks

The Greeks

by H. D. F. Kitto, H. D. Kitto

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140135213
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/30/1950
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 436,693
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

H. D. F. Kitto was a highly respected authority on classical Greek literature. His seminal work, The Greeks, is considered the industry standard by scholars worldwide. It has seen more than 30 reprints and has been translated into several languages. Kitto served as a lecturer in Greek at the University of Glasgow before joing Bristol University as a professor of Greek from 1944 to 1962. He died in 1982.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
2 THE FORMATION OF THE GREEK PEOPLE
3 THE COUNTRY
4 HOMER
5 THE POLIS
6 CLASSICAL GREECE: THE EARLY PERIOD
7 CLASSICAL GREECE: THE FIFTH CENTURY
8 THE GREEKS AT WAR
9 THE DECLINE OF THE POLIS
10 THE GREEK MIND
11 MYTH AND RELIGION
12 LIFE AND CHARACTER

INDEX

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The Greeks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
davidpwithun on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Far and away the best introduction to ancient Greece that I have yet found. Kitto has a real love -- even a passion -- for his subject; not only does this passion show throughout but it is contagious as well. With joyful, dynamic prose Kitto introduces us to the history, the people, the places, the culture, and the events of Greece before Alexander the Great. In the process of retelling the story of ancient Greece, he opens up the Greek mind and the Greek heart for us, examining each minutely and showing where it is that we differ (and why we should be careful not to judge too harshly when we do) and where it is that we find similarities. Often it seems that Kitto is introducing us to ourselves, or at least to a part of ourselves which we didn't even realize we possessed. The history of Greece is in many ways a good portion of the history of Western man -- the history of Greece is our history. If you want to know more about ancient Greece and about yourself -- read this book.
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