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The science of man in ancient Greece

Author: Maria Michela Sassi
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although the ancient Greeks did not have an anthropology as we know it, they did have an acute interest in human nature, especially questions of difference. What makes men different from women, slaves different from free men, barbarians different from Greeks? Are these differences visible in the body? How can they be classified and explained?" "Maria Michela Sassi reconstructs Greek attempts to answer such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Michela Sassi
ISBN: 0226735303 9780226735306
OCLC Number: 43953876
Language Note: Revised translation of: Scienza dell'uomo nella Grecia antica (Torino, 1988).
Description: xxx, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The colors of humanity --
The physiognomical gaze --
Reality and its classification : women and barbarians --
Prediction and norm --
Framed by the stars.
Other Titles: Scienza dell'uomo nella Grecia antica.
Responsibility: Maria Michela Sassi ; translated by Paul Tucker ; with a foreword by Sir Geoffrey Lloyd.
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Although the Ancient Greeks did not have an anthropology as we know it, they did have an acute interest in human nature, especially questions of difference. This work reconstructs Greek attempts to  Read more...

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