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    DescriptionIn the classics departments of today's universities, Bruce Thornton says, the Greeks are accused of stealing their achievements from black Egyptians, of oppressing their wives and daughters, and of hypocritically speculating about freedom while holding slaves. Most of all, classic Greek culture has come under attack precisely because its glorious achievement, extended into history, is what defines the West and makes it distinct. In Greek Ways, Thornton clears away these misconceptions. Writing with wit and erudition, he discusses in fascinating detail those areas of Greek life - sexuality and sexual roles; slavery and war; philosophy and politics - that some modern critics have made into "contested sites." Perhaps more importantly, he also reclaims the importance of those core ideas the Greeks invented, ideas about human fate and purpose that have shaped the modern world. Nearly seventy years ago, Edith Hamilton published The Greek Way, a book that educated two generations of readers about the debt we owe the handful of city-states that developed "the spirit of the West" some 2500 years ago. Bruce Thornton's Greek Ways is for our time what Hamilton's book was for a prior era: a classic inquiry holding up a mirror to Greek culture in which we can see ourselves.


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    Title
    Greek Ways
    Subtitle
    How the Greeks Created Western Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce S. Thornton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 198
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781893554573
    ISBN 10: 1893554570
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS042000
    DC22: 949.5
    DC21: 949.5
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NH, JBCC
    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Publisher
    Encounter Books,USA
    Imprint name
    Encounter Books,USA
    Publication date
    01 November 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bruce thornton