Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Hardback Everyday Life

By (author) Robert Garland

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 206mm x 40mm | 740g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1454909080
  • ISBN 13: 9781454909088
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations
  • Sales rank: 284,168

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Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people: men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Robert Garland presents a wealth of fascinating, sometimes surprising information about our spiritual, cultural and intellectual ancestors during this influential period. Did Greeks share our notion of romantic love? Why was it more desirable to be a slave than a day labourer? Were they really more cultivated than we are? Unique and descriptive, this attractive volume includes images throughout, as well as maps.

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Robert Garland is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics at Colgate University. He is the author of many books, including The Greek Way of Death (Cornell University Press), The Greek Way of Life (University of Michigan Press) and Julius Caesar (Liverpool University Press).