The Greeks: An Introduction to Their Culture

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - History - 256 pages
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The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. In this expanded second edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that:

  • covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period
  • provides detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture, with generous reference to original sources
  • places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political, social and historical context
  • includes a new chapter on ‘Religion and Social Life’.


@text:The Greeks now contains more illustrations, a chronological chart, maps, and suggestions for further reading as well as a new glossary. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require a grounding in Greek civilization.

 

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Contents

1 THE HOMERIC WORLD
1
2 HISTORY
30
3 RELIGION AND SOCIAL LIFE
71
4 LITERATURE
103
5 PHILOSOPHY
142
6 ART
169
Appendices
220
Suggestions for further reading
233
Index
237
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