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The Greeks
The Greeks
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About the Book

Who were the Classical Greeks? This book provides an original and challenging answer by exploring how Greeks (adult, male, citizen) defined themselves in opposition to a whole series of others (non-Greeks, women, slaves, non-citizens, and gods) as presented by supposedly objective historians
of the time such as Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Cartledge looks at the achievements and legacy of the Greeks - history, democracy, philosophy and theatre - and the mental and material contexts of these inventions which are often deeply alien to our own way of thinking and acting. This new
edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others, and a new afterword.

About the Author:
Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History at the University of Cambridge. His publications include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Greece (CUP, 1997) and The Greeks (BBC, 2001).


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192803887
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 200 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: A Portrait of Self and Others
  • Width: 128 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0192803883
  • Publisher Date: 05 Dec 2002
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 19 mm
  • Weight: 216 gr


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