Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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What are the true roots of our classical influences, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the classics differ from their original reality? This introduction to the classics begins with a visit to the British Museum to view the frieze which once decorated the Apollo Temple at Bassae. Through these sculptures, the authors prompt us to consider the significance of the classics as a means of discovery and enquiry; its value in terms of literature, philosophy and culture; its sources of imagery; and the reasons for the continuation of these images into and beyond the 20th century.show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 8 pp black and white plates, bibliography
  • 0192853139
  • 9780192853134

About John Henderson

About the Authors: John Henderson is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Mary Beard is a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.show more

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