The Ancient Greeks. Ten Ways They Shaped The Modern World

Hall Edith

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2016
Edition: First Edition

Description: 305 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The only exception are a few light age markings on page edges.

Publishers Description: Edith Hall unpacks the mysterious and successful ancient Greek people through ten uniquely ancient Greek personality traits.They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidass three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much Here, Edith Hall gives us a revelatory way of viewing this geographically scattered people, visiting different communities at various key moments during twenty centuries of ancient history. Identifying ten unique traits central to the widespread ancient Greeks, Hall unveils a civilization of incomparable richness and a people of astounding complexity - and explains how they made us who we are today. A thoroughly readable and illuminating account of this fascinating people... This excellent book makes us admire and like the ancient Greeks equallyIndependent A worthy and lively introduction to one of the two groups of ancient peoples who really formed the western worldSunday Times Throughout, Hall exemplifies her subjects spirit of inquiry, their originality and their open-mindednessDaily Telegraph A book that is both erudite and splendidly entertainingFinancial Times

ISBN: 9780099583646


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