The Greeks

The Greeks

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By (author) H. D. F. Kitto

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 18mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1991
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140135219
  • ISBN 13: 9780140135213
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 110,728

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The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved 'a totally new conception of what human life was for'. Elaborating on that claim, the author explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece.

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Humphrey Kitto (1897-1982) was Emeritus Professor of Greek at the University of Bristol.

Table of contents

1 INTRODUCTION 2 THE FORMATION OF THE GREEK PEOPLE 3 THE COUNTRY 4 HOMER 5 THE POLIS 6 CLASSICAL GREECE: THE EARLY PERIOD 7 CLASSICAL GREECE: THE FIFTH CENTURY 8 THE GREEKS AT WAR 9 THE DECLINE OF THE POLIS 10 THE GREEK MIND 11 MYTH AND RELIGION 12 LIFE AND CHARACTER INDEX