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The Legacy of Greece : A New Appraisal - M. I. Finley

The Legacy of Greece

A New Appraisal

By: M. I. Finley (Editor)

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This book is about much more than `the glory that was Greece'. In this fresh appraisal, replacing the original Legacy of Greece edited by Sir Richard Livingstone in 1921, fourteen distinguished contributors, all specialists in their field, describe a particular aspect of Greek culture, and then assess what later generations have made of this valuable inheritance. The result is a lucid and succinct introduction to how the ancient Greeks lived and thought, and to their influence on the world we know today. The wide range of topics covered includes politics, literature, history, education, philosophy, science, myth, and art and architecture.

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`The essays range broadly ... and scrupulously avoid overplaying the Classical hand ... Those who value it should not miss out on these two superb collections.' Peter Jones, Sunday Telegraph (reviewed with Jenkyns: Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal) `An invaluable scholarly book for the scholar and the student of Greece.' History of European Ideas `An important and fascinating book [which] provides a fundamental explanation of the significance of Greece to Western European civilization. It should be read by all concerned in understanding this.' British Book News `original, stimulating, and full of common sense' New Society

Prefacep. iii
Introductionp. 1
Politics and Political Theoryp. 22
Homer and the Epicp. 65
Lyric and Other Poetryp. 93
Dramap. 120
History and Biographyp. 155
Education and Rhetoricp. 185
Philosophyp. 202
Science and Mathematicsp. 256
Mythp. 301
Greek Culture and the Jewsp. 325
Greek Philosophy and Christianityp. 347
Architecture and City Planningp. 376
The Figural Artsp. 401
The Greek Legacyp. 429
Indexp. 473
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ISBN: 9780192851369
ISBN-10: 0192851365
Series: Legacy Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 19th April 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.34

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