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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 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). #LINK< Cambridge Histories Online >#

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Sumptuously illustrated in colour and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Paul Cartledge and his team offer fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, examining such topics as sexuality, war, and politics, and the influences on ancient Greeks of the environment and the economy; as well as the daily experiences of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, science and education.

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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 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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Sumptuously illustrated, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece offers fresh, novel interpretations of classical Greek culture SH devoting as much attention to the social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. What did it mean to be a fully enfranchised Greek male citizen of a democracy; or his unenfranchised wife; or a non-Greek slave; or a farmer; or a trader? What formed Greece? And what propels her far-reaching legacy?

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index.

Synopsis:

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is available for the first time in paperback.

About the Author

Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History, and Fellow and Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The glory that was Greece? Paul Cartledge; Part I. The World of Greece: 1. History and tradition Paul Cartledge; 2. Environment Sue Alcock; 3. Peoples: who were the Greeks? Paul Cartledge, Intermezzo: historical outline Paul Cartledge; Part II. The Life of Greece: 4. Rich and poor Nick Fisher; 5. Women, children and men Marilyn Katz; 6. Power and the state Paul Cartledge; 7. War and peace Paul Cartledge; 8. Work and leisure Nick Fisher; 9. Performance Edith Hall; 10. Visual Arts Karim Arafat and Catherine Morgan; 11. Philosophy and science Lesley Dean-Jones; 12. Religion and myth Richard Buxton; Epilogue Paul Cartledge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521521000
Editor:
Cartledge, Paul
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Cartledge, Paul
Author:
Cartledge, Paul
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Greece Civilization.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Illustrated Histories
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
170 b/w illus. 13 maps
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.84x7.96x.97 in. 3.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Sumptuously illustrated in colour and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Paul Cartledge and his team offer fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, examining such topics as sexuality, war, and politics, and the influences on ancient Greeks of the environment and the economy; as well as the daily experiences of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, science and education.
"Synopsis" by , 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 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).
"Synopsis" by , Sumptuously illustrated, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece offers fresh, novel interpretations of classical Greek culture SH devoting as much attention to the social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. What did it mean to be a fully enfranchised Greek male citizen of a democracy; or his unenfranchised wife; or a non-Greek slave; or a farmer; or a trader? What formed Greece? And what propels her far-reaching legacy?
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-374) and index.
"Synopsis" by , The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is available for the first time in paperback.
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