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The Classical Tradition (Harvard University Press Reference Library)

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How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus' sirens to an ambulance's? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science.

Arranged alphabetically from Academy to Zoology, the essays--designed and written to serve scholars, students, and the general reader alike--show how the Classical tradition has shaped human endeavors from art to government, mathematics to medicine, drama to urban planning, legal theory to popular culture.

At once authoritative and accessible, learned and entertaining, comprehensive and surprising, and accompanied by an extensive selection of illustrations, this guide illuminates the vitality of the Classical tradition that still surrounds us today.

Synopsis:

Some 500 articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of the rich legacy of ancient Greece and Rome in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. Accompanied by an extensive selection of illustrations, this guide illuminates the vitality of the Classical tradition that still exists.

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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2011

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First Things Notable Book of 2010

About the Author

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.Glenn W. Most is Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and Professor of Social Thought, University of Chicago.Salvatore Settis is Emeritus Professor of the History of Classical Art and Archaeology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674035720
Author:
Grafton, Anthony
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Editor:
Grafton, Anthony
Editor:
Most, Glenn W.
Editor:
Settis, Salvatore
Author:
Settis, Salvatore
Author:
Most, Glenn W.
Author:
Grafton, Anthony
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Civilization, Classical
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient/General
Subject:
Reference - Encyclopedias
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Harvard University Press Reference Library
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
20101025
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
165 color illustrations
Pages:
1088
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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Product details 1088 pages Belknap Press - English 9780674035720 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Some 500 articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of the rich legacy of ancient Greece and Rome in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. Accompanied by an extensive selection of illustrations, this guide illuminates the vitality of the Classical tradition that still exists.
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