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Paideia: Archaic Greece - Mind of Athens v.1: The Ideals of Greek Culture

Paideia: Archaic Greece - Mind of Athens v.1: The Ideals of Greek Culture

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By (author) Werner Jaeger, Translated by Gilbert Highet

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 23mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 23 October 1986
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195004256
  • ISBN 13: 9780195004250
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 489,312

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Werner Jaeger's highly-acclaimed work treats paideia, the shaping of Greek character, as the basis for study of Hellenism as a whole, to explain the interaction between the historical process by which Greek character was formed and the intellectual process by which they constructed their ideal of the human personality.

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'(Paideia) is intended for the general reader, and it is probably God's gift to educators, because it conveys to the reader in a clear and attractive form, covering the ground comprehensively, a new conception of the central point of view in Hellenic society and culture.' Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

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Werner Jaeger's acclaimed three-volume work treats PAIDEIA, the shaping of Greek character, as the basis for a study of Hellenism as a whole, to explain the interaction between the historical process by which Greek character was formed and the intellectual process by which they constructed their ideal of the human personality. This first volume describes the flowering of Greek culture during the archaic and classical epochs that preceded the fall of Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian Wars, at the beginning of the fourth century B.C.