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Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction
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  • Sales Rank:348,910
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:216
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):6.7 x 4.3 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:November 10, 2011
  • ISBN:0199601348
  • EAN:9780199601349
  • ASIN:0199601348
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Synopsis
This highly original introduction to ancient Greece uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative aspects of Greek culture. Cartledge highlights the role of such renowned cities as Athens (birthplace of democracy) and Sparta, but he also examines Argos, Thebes, Syracuse in Sicily, and Alexandria in Egypt, as well as lesser known locales such as Miletus (home of the West's first intellectual, Thales) and Massalia (Marseilles today), where the Greeks introduced the wine grape to the French. The author uses these cities to illuminate major themes, from economics, religion, and social relations, to gender and sexuality, slavery and freedom, and politics.

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