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Sumptuously illustrated in color and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team of contributors askSumptuously illustrated in color and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team of contributors ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in "the glory that was Greece." They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history from the bottom up, which lays bare the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that "we are all Greeks." Paul Cartledge is Professor in Greek History in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books about ancient Greece, including Spartan Reflections (California, 2001), Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (Routledge, 2001) and Sparta and Lakonia (Routledge, 2002)....

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ISBN : 9780521521000
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece Reviews

  • Richard Hessney
    2019-03-25 02:43

    The main attraction of this coffee-table-sized tome is in the hundreds of illustrations and photos, particularly of painted pottery. It isn't a good narrative history because the main text is constantly interrupted by boxes, some of them 2-page spreads, on topics tangential to the chapter subject. The book is best suited as a reference work and for those who are "visual learners."

  • Marlies
    2019-03-24 22:47

    This might be more interesting--it has pictures! : )