It's All Greek to Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World

It's All Greek to Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World

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By (author) Charlotte Higgins

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 229 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 9 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061804002
  • ISBN 13: 9780061804007
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 220,694

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It's All Greek to Me is so readable, with a directness and clarity that's enormously engaging. . . . What an excellent book. -- Phillip PullmanAn informative, smart, and very amusing narrative about the enormous influence Greeks and Greek culture have had on the rest of the world, from art to architecture to literature to politics to love.

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"In It's All Greek to Me, Charlotte Higgins does a great job in conveying the heart of Greek culture to a general audience. Perfect for the stocking."--Mary Beard, History Today