It's All Greek to Me

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

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 229 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Maps; Line drawings, black and white
  • 0061804002
  • 9780061804007
  • 528,831

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"[It] is so readable, with a directness and clarity that's enormously engaging. Every generation needs to rediscover the Greeks: and Charlotte Higgins has provided this one with a wonderful map of the territory and all kinds of help on the way. . . . What an excellent book."--Phillip Pullman
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154 ratings
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