The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought

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The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought presents an authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging guide to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of large aspects of Western culture as a whole from a classical perspective.

  • Features a unique combination of chronological range, cultural scope, coherent argument, and unified analysis
  • Written in a lively, engaging, and elegant manner
  • Presents an innovative overview of the afterlife of antiquity
  • Crosses disciplinary boundaries to make new sense of a rich variety of material, rarely brought together
  • Fully illustrated with a mix of color and black & white images

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About the author (2013)

Michael Silk is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature at King’s College London and Adjunct Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ingo Gildenhard is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College.

Rosemary Barrow is Reader in Classical Art and Reception at the University of Roehampton.

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