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In this collection of sixteen literary and historical essays, Peter Green informs, entertains, and stimulates. He covers a wide range of subjects, from Greek attitudes toward death to the mysteries of the Delphic Oracle, from Tutankhamun and the gold of Egypt to sex in ancient literature, from the island of Lesbos (where he once lived) to the challenges of translating Ovid's wit and elegant eroticism into present-day English verse, from Victorian pederastic aesthetics to Marxism's losing battle with ancient history. This third volume of Green's essays (several previously unpublished) reveals throughout his serious concern that we are, in a very real sense, losing the legacy of antiquity through the corrosive methodologies of modern academic criticism.

About the Author

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Texas, Austin, and currently Visiting Professor of History at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. His other books available from California include a translation of The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece (1997), Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age (1990), Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography (1991), The Laughter of Aphrodite: A Novel about Sappho of Lesbos (1993), and The Greco-Persian Wars (1996).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520208117
Author:
Green, Peter
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Civilization, Classical
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 18 oz

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek » Criticism
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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