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Classics : a very short introduction

Author: Mary Beard; John Henderson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995. 2000 [printing])
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : "Reissued" [with updated bibliography]View all editions and formats
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to sociology, literary theory to history, and archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beard; John Henderson
ISBN: 0192853856 9780192853851
OCLC Number: 42876149
Notes: 2000 edition includes updated bibliography.
Description: xiii, 145 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 18 cm
Contents: The visit --
On site --
Being there --
A guide in hand --
Beneath the surface --
Grand theories --
The art of reconstruction --
The greatest show on earth --
Imagine that --"Et in Arcadia Ego' --
Outline of Bassae Frieze --
Timelines.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Mary Beard and John Henderson.

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Starting with a visit to the British Museum, the authors prompt us to consider the significance of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philosophy, and  Read more...

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For those who think Classics is just the dry as dust learning of dead languages this arresting book will come as a rude shock. This is no potted history of Greece and Rome, but a brillian Read more...

 
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