The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)

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9780521521000: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)

Sumptuously illustrated in color and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team of contributors ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in "the glory that was Greece." They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history from the bottom up, which lays bare the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that "we are all Greeks." Paul Cartledge is Professor in Greek History in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books about ancient Greece, including Spartan Reflections (California, 2001), Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (Routledge, 2001) and Sparta and Lakonia (Routledge, 2002).

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Sumptuously illustrated, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece offers fresh, novel interpretations of classical Greek culture SH devoting as much attention to the social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. What did it mean to be a fully enfranchised Greek male citizen of a democracy; or his unenfranchised wife; or a non-Greek slave; or a farmer; or a trader? What formed Greece? And what propels her far-reaching legacy?

About the Author:

Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History, and Fellow and Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge.

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Editore: Cambridge University Press (2002)
ISBN 10: 0521521009 ISBN 13: 9780521521000
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521521009

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