The Greek Way
Edith Hamilton buoyantly captures the spirit and achievements of the Greek civilization for our modern world.
In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton captures with "Homeric power and simplicity" (New York Times) the spirit of the golden age of Greece in the fifth century BC, the time of its highest achievements. She explores the Greek aesthetics of sculpture and writing and the lack of ornamentation in both. She examines the works of Homer, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Euripides, among others; the philosophy of Socrates and Plato’s role in preserving it; the historical accounts by Herodotus and Thucydides on the Greek wars with Persia and Sparta and by Xenophon on civilized living.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sandydog1 - www.librarything.com
The stilted, Edwardian, arcane prose was a challenge for me. Maybe I've the attention span of a short-tailed shrew, maybe I'd do better with this book in Power Point format. 2 stars for readability, 5 ... Read full review
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This is an overview of Greek development of philosophy, the arts, and religion as well as a contrast with other cultures on earth during the classical Greek period and modern cultures. Hamilton ... Read full review
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