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The Greeks and Greek civilization

Author: Jacob Burckhardt; Oswyn Murray
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Burchkardt portrayed ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world based on ruthless competition for honor, which led, in turn, to a tyrannous state with minimal freedoms ... Athenian democracy provided a forum where dangerous demagogues could bend the masses to their will and where the individual could co little to resist the decisions of the demos."--Jacket.
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Named Person: Jacob Burckhardt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Burckhardt; Oswyn Murray
ISBN: 0312192762 9780312192761
OCLC Number: 39458906
Description: xliv, 449 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Greeks. I. introduction. II. the greeks and their mythology. III. The polis. IV. General characteristics of Greek life --
Greek civilization. I. Introductory remarks. II. The heroic age. III. The Agonal age. IV. The fifth century. V. The fourth century to the Age of Alexander. Vi. The Hellenistic age. Postscript: the intellectual necessity of studying ancient history.
Other Titles: Griechische Kulturgeschichte.
Responsibility: Jacob Burckhardt ; translated by Sheila Stern ; edited with an introduction by Oswyn Murray.
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"Burchkardt portrayed ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world based on ruthless competition for honor, which led, in turn, to a tyrannous state with minimal freedoms ... Athenian democracy provided a forum where dangerous demagogues could bend the masses to their will and where the individual could co little to resist the decisions of the demos."--Jacket.

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