David Sansone Ancient Greek Civilization

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Ancient Greek Civilization

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9781405167321: Ancient Greek Civilization

A concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of the literature, art, and thought of the ancient Greeks.

  • Tells the story of Greek civilization from the from the Minoan Period to the time of the Byzantine Empire
  • Surveys the remarkable culture and history the ancient Greeks
  • Explores the ways in which Greek civilization has been continually reinvented from antiquity to the present day
  • Updated edition includes additional illustrations, maps, and timelines, a glossary, and an annotated bibliography

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This book is a survey of the history, literature, art, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age to the transformation of Greek culture during the Roman Empire. The author provides a concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of major works of Greek literature, from Homer to Plutarch, highlighting the burst of intellectual creativity in classical Athens. The book places special emphasis on the key themes of Greek civilization: the public nature of Greek society, the relationship between the individual and the community, and the tension between myth and reason. Throughout, the narrative traces how Greek civilization has been continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own world. This accessible book is a perfect introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks and is specifically designed with the student in mind. It includes plentiful maps and illustrations, as well as timelines, a glossary, and annotated bibliography, to assist the reader in discovering the story of ancient Greek civilization.

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Greek civilization has been continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own time. This fully-updated edition provides a concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of representative works of Greek literature, from Homer to Plutarch, highlighting the burst of intellectual creativity in classical Athens.

Ancient Greek Civilization provides a survey of the history, literature, art, and thought of the ancient Greeks. It places special emphasis on the key themes of Greek civilization: the public nature of Greek society, the relationship between the individual and the community, and the tension between myth and reason.

This student-friendly second edition is the perfect introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks and includes additional illustrations, maps, and timelines, a glossary, and updated suggestions for further reading.

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