Jaeger:paidea V1 2e P

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OUP USA, Oct 23, 1986 - History - 544 pages
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Werner Jaeger's classic three-volume work, originally published in 1939, is now available in paperback. Paideia, the shaping of Greek character through a union of civilization, tradition, literature, and philosophy is the basis for Jaeger's evaluation of Hellenic culture.
Volume I describes the foundation, growth, and crisis of Greek culture during the archaic and classical epochs, ending with the collapse of the Athenian empire. The second and third volumes of the work deal with the intellectual history of ancient Greece in the Age of Plato, the 4th century B.C.--the age in which Greece lost everything that is valued in this world--state, power, liberty--but still clung to the concept of paideia. As its last great poet, Menander summarized the primary role of this ideal in Greek culture when he said: "The possession which no one can take away from man is paideia."
 

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Contents

j Nobility and Arete
3
The Culture and Education of the Homeric Nobility
15
Homer the Educator
35
the Peasants Life
57
The CityState and Its Ideal of Justice
99
the Individual Shapes
115
Creator of Athenian Political Culture
136
the Discovery of
150
The Cultural Policy of the Tyrants
223
The Drama of Aeschylus
237
Sophocles and the Tragic Character
268
Euripides and his Age
332
The Comic Poetry of Aristophanes
358
Political Philosopher
382
Index
491
Copyright

Conflict and Transformation
185

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Werner Jaeger is at Harvard University.

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