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    The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (Reading Greek) (Paperback) By (author) Joint Association of Classical Teachers

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    DescriptionClassical Athens boasted some of the most original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This best-selling book, now issued in a second edition, provides a comprehensive and highly illustrated introduction to its history, society, culture and values aimed at the student and the general reader. The text has been extensively revised from the first edition and the bibliography updated. A wide range of topics is discussed, but the book refuses to divide up the Athenian world neatly into separate compartments, insisting that sense can only be made of the society by making connections between its history, institutions, values and environment. The book can be used either on its own or as an accompaniment to students learning Greek with the Reading Greek course.


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    Title
    The World of Athens
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joint Association of Classical Teachers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 446
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521698535
    ISBN 10: 0521698537
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    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
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HIS042000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 949.5/12
    LC classification: DF275 .W69 2008
    DC22: 949.512
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    153 b/w illus. 5 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. An outline history of Athens to the death of Alexander the Great; 2. Environment and settlement of Athens and Attike; 3. Gods and festivals; 4. Human obligations, values and concerns; 5. Athenian society; 6. Athenian democracy and imperialism; 7. Athens at war; 8. The culture of Athens; 9. Postscript: the world of Athens and other worlds.