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Greeks, The.

Author: Paul Cartledge
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book provides an original and challenging answer to the question: 'Who were the Classical Greeks?' Paul Cartledge - 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS) - here examines the Greeks and their achievements in terms of their own self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cartledge, Paul.
Greeks, The: A Portrait of Self and Others.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cartledge
ISBN: 9780192803887 0192803883
OCLC Number: 1027192955
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Prologue ; 1. Significant Others: Us v. Them ; 2. Inventing the Past: History v. Myth ; Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others ; 3. Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians ; 4. Engendering History: Men v. Women ; 5. In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens ; 6. Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave ; 7. Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals ; Epilogue ; Further Reading ; Bibliography ; Index

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