The Greeks

The Greeks

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By (author) H. D. F. Kitto

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  • Publisher: AldineTransaction
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Somerset
  • ISBN 10: 020230910X
  • ISBN 13: 9780202309101
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,106,216

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Most ancient cultures disappeared with scarcely a trace, their effect upon our modern way of life of little consequence. The Greeks, however, continue to infl uence contemporary man through their drama, philosophy and art, their political cognizance and knowledge of science. There are many books introducing the Greek world to the modern reader, but this volume was recognized as a classic in the fi eld upon its publication in1951. This paperback edition includes a later preface by the author and 32 pages of photographs selected especially for the American reader.

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H. D. F. Kitto (1897-1982) was professor of Greek at the University of Bristol and is well known as a scholar, teacher and writer in his field. He wrote several books on Greek drama, and his In the Mountains of Greece resulted from extensive travel throughout the country.