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    Athens in the Age of Pericles (CENTERS OF CIVILIZATION SERIES) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Alexander Robinson

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    DescriptionThe challenge of Periclean Athens to the students of civilizations is unmistakable: the city and its empire reached a level of culture and well-being scarcely paralleled in the history of man elsewhere. And like the characters in a Greek tragedy, the city and its leaders and citizens were busy in their time of glory making provision for their own tragic decline."I have tried to suggest in general terms," says the author, "the meaning of Periclean Athens, addressing my interpretation to laymen. . . With the increasing mass of specialized research on ancient Athens, it is imperative to catch a general notion of the significance of the whole. . . The result is a picture of a complex society, as any great civilization is bound to be, with its magnificent achievements and its faults."This first volume in The Centers of Civilization Series does indeed give a clear picture of Athenian civilization, its literature, philosophy, and political and judicial writing; its painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and drama; and even the arts of war.Above all, the book suggests to modern readers the supreme importance of decision in all of man's affairs, and the frightful consequences of wrong decision, once it is made.


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    Title
    Athens in the Age of Pericles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Alexander Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 121 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806109350
    ISBN 10: 0806109351
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 938.04
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 938.04
    LC classification: DF227 .R6
    Illustrations note
    1M.
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1980
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma