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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

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ISBN13: 9780385495530
ISBN10: 0385495536
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In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece.

The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated. In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European tribes into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, to the formation of the city-states, to the birth of Western literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, art, and architecture, Cahill makes the distant past relevant to the present.

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"[H]ighly readable....Like having a worldly, well-versed, and imaginative uncle tell you a good story, tendering the known while fearlessly filling in the gaps with seamless, colorful graftings." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[An] elegant introduction to Greek life and thought....Once again, Cahill gracefully opens up a world that has provided so much of Western culture's characteristic way of thinking." Publishers Weekly

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"Like his other books, this one is a moving history of an ancient culture." George Cohen, Booklist

Synopsis:

In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-284) and index.

About the Author

Thomas Cahill is the author of the three previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, and Desire of the Everlasting Hills. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. Cahill was recently invited to address the U.S. Congress on the Judeo-Christian roots of moral responsibility in American politics. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York and Rome.

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venechilian, July 29, 2007 (view all comments by venechilian)
This book was very good. I enjoyed this book. i love the way it is very rich in accurate information but at the same time it has a fun and easy flavor to it. i really enjoy the way the author let his personality really shine through. I found this to be a fun and interesting book. I loved it. It's a must have for history buffs.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385495530
Subtitle:
Why the Greeks Matter
Author:
Cahill, Thomas
Publisher:
Nan A. Talese
Location:
New York
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Greece Civilization To 146 B.C.
Subject:
Civilization, Western -- Greek influences.
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Hinges of History
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
October 28, 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.54x6.10x1.15 in. 1.19 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Nan A. Talese - English 9780385495530 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[H]ighly readable....Like having a worldly, well-versed, and imaginative uncle tell you a good story, tendering the known while fearlessly filling in the gaps with seamless, colorful graftings."
"Review" by , "[An] elegant introduction to Greek life and thought....Once again, Cahill gracefully opens up a world that has provided so much of Western culture's characteristic way of thinking."
"Review" by , "Like his other books, this one is a moving history of an ancient culture."
"Synopsis" by , In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-284) and index.
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