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Introducing the ancient greeks

Author: Edith Hall
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory way of viewing this scattered people, identifying ten unique personality traits  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Hall
ISBN: 1847922589 9781847922588
OCLC Number: 905955124
Description: xxviii, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Seafaring Mycenaeans --
The creation of Greece --
Frogs and dolphins round the pond --
Inquiring Ionians --
The open society of Athens --
Spartan inscrutability --
Rivalrous Macedonians --
God-kings and libraries --
Greek minds and Roman power --
Pagan Greeks and Christians.
Responsibility: Edith Hall.

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