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.
`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'