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History of Greek culture

Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Publisher: New York : Ungar, [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the civilization of ancient Greece, discussing the politics of the state and the nation, the fine arts, poetry, music, philosophy, science, and oratory.
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Burckhardt
OCLC Number: 178036
Notes: "Translated from the abridged version (1958) of the two-volume Griechische Kultur by Jacob Burckhardt published by Safari Verlag, Berlin"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 344 pages : illustrations, 80 plates ; 26 cm
Contents: Part One: State and nation --
I. The polis --
II. The polis in its historical development --
1. Kingship --
2. Sparta --
3. Subservient people in other poleis --
4. Slavery --
5. The Greek aristocracy --
6. The tyranny --
7. Democracy and its development in Athens --
8. Democracy outside Athens --
9. The enduring quality of city populations --
III. Objective considerations of the forms of the state --
IV. The unity of the Greek nation --
1. Internecine warfare and the forces of national unification --
2. Greeks and barbarians --
3. Hellenic pathos. Part two: The fine arts --
V. The awakening of art --
VI. The genres of art --
1. Sculpture --
2. Painting --
3. Architecture --
VII. Philosophers, politicians and art. Part three: poesy and music --
VIII. The primeval age --
IX. Poesy in hexameter --
1. The Homeric epos --
2. Homer and the Greeks --
3. The Homeric hymns --
4. Cyclic poets, rhapsodies, and later epic poets --
5. Narrative poetry of Alexandria --
6. Bucolic poetry; the late epic --
7. Didactic poesy (Hesiod) --
X. Music --
XI. Poesy in other than hexameter measures --
1. General remarks --
2. The elegy --
3. The epigram --
4. The iambus --
5. Comment on lyric; the aeolic lyric --
6. The choral tragedy --
7. The tragedy --
8. The old comedy --
9. The middle comedy --
10. The new comedy --
11. Alexandrian comedy and farce. Part four: On philosophy, science and oratory --
12. Advantages and obstacles --
13. The break with the myths --
14. The art of oratory --
15. The free personality --
16. Scientific investigation --
17. History and ethnology.
Other Titles: Griechische Kulturgeschichte.
Responsibility: Jacob Burckhardt ; translated from the German by Palmer Hilty.

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Examines the civilization of ancient Greece, discussing the politics of the state and the nation, the fine arts, poetry, music, philosophy, science, and oratory.

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