The Birth of Classical Europe: A History From Troy to Augustine

 
9781520020471: The Birth of Classical Europe: A History From Troy to Augustine

To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. At every level, from languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a “classical Europe,” using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this fresh new audio book makes clear, however, this was no less true for the inhabitants of those classical civilizations themselves, whose myths, history, and buildings were an elaborate engagement with an already old and revered past. In their thoughtful look at the twin engines of memory and culture, Simon Price and Peter Thonemann show how our own changing values and interests have shaped our feelings about an era that is by some measures very remote but by others startlingly close.

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Simon Price (1954-2011) was a former lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he taught Greek and Roman history. He was among the era's most innovative and versatile historians of the Greco-Roman world and a central contributor to the recent revival of academic interest in ancient Roman religion.

Peter Thonemann has taught Greek and Roman history at Wadham College, Oxford, since 2007. He is the author of The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium (2011), the winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's prestigious Runciman Prize 2012, and co-author (with Simon Price) of The Birth of Classical Europe. He writes regularly on all aspects of Greek and Roman history and culture for the Times Literary Supplement.

Don Hagen started narrating audiobooks in 1997, as a volunteer at Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), which was recently renamed Learning Ally. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress. Don spends most of his time recording commercial audiobooks in his home studio in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife, Wendy, and their faithful Labradoodle, Riley.

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Price and Thonemann, both historians of ancient Greece and Rome (Price is currently at Oxford University, Thonemann taught there previously), have created a multidisciplinary study with emphasis on three themes: memory (including the ancient Greeks' and Romans' memory of their own past); communal identity as defined by the ancients; and changing definitions of what constitutes "Classical." The book is saved from excessive, and specialized, detail in its first half by the frequent use of well-placed vignettes that enliven the text with fascinating anecdotal background. Covering two millennia, the book begins with the myth of Europa, and the authors traverse the distance from the mysterious Minoans to the Greeks, with appropriate attention to Hellenism and on to the Romans of the early Latin kingdom, the republic, and the establishment of the empire. Maps, diagrams, building plans, and illustrations are used effectively, and the narrative becomes truly enjoyable in the book's second half, especially regarding the Roman settlement of Britain. A coda describing the later history of the Roman Empire wisely details the competition among religions and the extraordinary impact of militant belief on politics, culture, and civilization in the West. (Feb.)
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