The Greeks: An Introduction to Their Culture

The Greeks: An Introduction to Their Culture

Paperback Peoples of the Ancient World (Paperback)

By (author) Robin Sowerby

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 16mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415469376
  • ISBN 13: 9780415469371
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 45 black & white halftones, 13 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 809,720

Product description

The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. In this expanded second edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that: covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period provides detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture, with generous reference to original sources places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political, social and historical context includes a new chapter on 'Religion and Social Life'. @text:The Greeks now contains more illustrations, a chronological chart, maps, and suggestions for further reading as well as a new glossary. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require a grounding in Greek civilization.

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Author information

Robin Sowerby read Classics and English at Cambridge. He is currently Senior Lecturer of English Studies at the University of Stirling. His research interests centre on the classical tradition. He has written introductory studies of the major classical epics and is the author of The Augustan Art of Poetry (2006) and The Classical Legacy in Renaissance Poetry (1994).

Table of contents

1. The Homeric World 2. History 3. Religion and Social Life 4. Literature 5. Philosophy 6. Art Appendices: 1. Chronological table 2. List of translations cited in the text 3. Glossary. Suggestions for further reading. Index