Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks

Paperback Greenwood Press "Daily Life Through History"

By (author) Robert Garland

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  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1624661297
  • ISBN 13: 9781624661297
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 378,360

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Significantly expanded and updated in light of the most recent scholarship, the second edition of Garland's engaging introduction to ancient Greek society brings this world vividly to life -- and, in doing so, explores the perspectives and morals of typical ancient Greek citizens across a wide range of societal levels. Food and drink, literacy, the plight of the elderly, the treatment of slaves, and many more aspects of daily life in ancient Greece also come into sharp focus. Over sixty illustrations are included, as are maps, a chronology, a glossary of Greek terms, and suggestions for further reading.

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Robert Garland is Roy D and Margaret B Wooster Professor of the Classics, Colgate University.

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This is really fine -- lively and reliable -- an excellent introduction to the classical world. -- Peter Heinegg, Union College, review of the first edition