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    The Greeks (Peoples of the Ancient World) (Hardback) By (author) Robin Sowerby

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Sowerby
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415469388
    ISBN 10: 0415469384
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC classification: DF77 .S56 2009
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    45 black & white halftones, 13 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    26 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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