The Greek World: Classical, Byzantine, and Modern

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9780500281628: The Greek World: Classical, Byzantine, and Modern

A wonderfully illustrated book that celebrates the history, culture and achievements of the Greeks and links Greece and the Greek people of different periods from ancient times to the modern world. Thirteen contributors provide their own ideas and interpretations of Bronze Age Greece 'The Age of Heroes', the Persian wars and Alexander, philosophy, art, literature, the period from Alexander to the Roman conquest, the Romans and Greeks in the east and Greeks in the Byzantine, Moslem and Slav worlds.

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Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem "Paracelsus," published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.
In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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This volume (with 367 illustrations, 70 in color and 297 photographs, drawings, and maps) is beautiful enough to grace any table. Yet its text is by notable and capable contributors, who offer 13 succinct essays, establishing the creation and survival of an identifiable Hellenism. Subjects embrace the heroic Bronze Age, history from the Persian Wars to the Roman conquest, and developments in art, philosophy and literature; then transformations in Byzantium and among Christians, Moslems, and Slavs; and finally survival from the Ottoman period to modern times. A stunning introduction to the dynamic peristence of the Greek spirit. Robert J. Lenardon, Classics Dept., SUNY at Albany
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