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25%OFFPaul Cartledge - The Greeks - 9780192803887 - V9780192803887
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The Greeks

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Description for The Greeks Paperback. This volume provides a challenging answer to the question: "Who were the Classical Greeks?", Paul Cartledge here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Num Pages: 288 pages, 8pp halftone plates and 2 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBJD; HBLA; HPCA; JFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 18. Weight in Grams: 228.
This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many of our modern concepts as we understand them were invented by the Greeks: for example, democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history. Yet despite being our cultural ancestors in many ways, their legacy remains rooted in ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
276
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780192803887
SKU
V9780192803887
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About Paul Cartledge
Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History at the University of Cambridge. His publications include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Greece (CUP, 1997) and The Greeks (BBC, 2001).

Reviews for The Greeks
Review from previous edition a useful antidote to British sentimentality about ancient Greece
Philip Howard, The Times
Paul Cartledge's sharp and unsentimental new introduction to [the Greeks'] mentality ... forcefully shows that freedom-loving citizens could live at ease among hordes of slaves.
Boyd Tonkin, New Statesman & Society
the lively and succinct development of many ancient ... Read more

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