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    Paideia: In Search of the Divine Centre v.2: The Ideals of Greek Culture (Paideia, the Ideals of Greek Culture) (Paperback) By (author) Werner Jaeger, Translated by Gilbert Highet

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    Paideia: In Search of the Divine Centre v.2
    The Ideals of Greek Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Werner Jaeger, Translated by Gilbert Highet
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195040470
    ISBN 10: 0195040473

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 180
    LC classification: B171
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF77 .J253 1986
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 June 1989
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "[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 conception of the central point of view in Hellenic society and culture."--Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker"The most illuminating work I have ever read on Greece."--Edith Hamilton, The New York Times Book Review.
    Back cover copy
    The project of Greek culture in its heroic period was the creation of the perfect state-a goal that seemed within reach in the Athens of the fifth century B.C. But with the fall of Athens that prospect evaporated, and the result, which Werner Jaeger describes in this second volume of his magisterial three-volume study of Hellenism, was the spiritualizing of Greek culture-'the search for the divine centre.' Jaeger traces the growth of this new power in human culture from its early beginnings in the teachings of Socrates, to its natural climax in Plato's Republic.