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Riassunto: A lively combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from Peter Green (Pericles and the "democracy" of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny) but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity and for those who spoke with "an individual voice."
The studies cover both history and literature, Greece and Rome. They range from the real nature of Athenian society to poets as diverse as Sappho and Juvenal, and all of them, without laboring any parallels, make the ancient world immediately relevant to our own. (There is, for example, a very perceptive essay on how classical history often becomes a vehicle for the historian's own political beliefs and fantasies of power.)
The student of classical history will find plenty in this book to enrich his own studies. The general reader will enjoy the vision of a classical world which differs radically from what he probably expects.
L'autore: Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa. He is the author of many books, including Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography (California, 1991) and Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age (California, 1990). His translations include Ovid's The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters (California, 2005), Juvenal's The Sixteen Satires (third edition, 1998), and Apollonios Rhodios's The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece (California, 1997).
Titolo: The shadow of the Parthenon: studies in ...
Casa editrice: Temple Smith
Data di pubblicazione: 1972
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro M.T.Smith, 1972. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 6456801
Descrizione libro Temple Smith, 1972. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP83026224
Descrizione libro Temple Smith, 1972. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP68957864
Descrizione libro Temple Smith, 1972. Green Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very light wear to spine ends and board corners, pages clean, binding very good. Codice libro della libreria 008489
Descrizione libro 1972. Maurice Temple smith Limited. Hardback. Book - VG. DJ - Good. Ex-lib. Codice libro della libreria 10313
Descrizione libro Maurice Temple Smith, London, 1972. Cloth. Condizione libro: Good in Good Dust Jacket. First edition. 8vo, 288 pp. Spine slightly cocked and pulled at head, superficial insect damage to edges of boards, top edge of rear board lightly bumped, foxing to page edges and endpapers. Jacket foxed, lightly edgeworn. Codice libro della libreria 14247