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Description - Ancient Greek Civilization by David Sansone

Greek civilization has been continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own time. This fully-updated edition provides a concise narrative of Greek history and an analysis of representative works of Greek literature, from Homer to Plutarch, highlighting the burst of intellectual creativity in classical Athens. Ancient Greek Civilization provides a survey of the history, literature, art, and thought of the ancient Greeks. It places special emphasis on the key themes of Greek civilization: the public nature of Greek society, the relationship between the individual and the community, and the tension between myth and reason. This student-friendly second edition is the perfect introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks and includes additional illustrations, maps, and timelines, a glossary, and updated suggestions for further reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405167321
ISBN-10: 1405167327
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 189mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Sansone

David Sansone is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has published extensively on Greek language and literature, including literary and textual criticism of Greek tragedy and Plutarch's Lives and a theoretical study of the origin of sport. He has been on the Board of Directors of the American Philological Association and held a number of editorial positions, among them the editorship of Illinois Classical Studies and membership of the editorial boards of Classical Philology and Bryn Mawr Classical Review .

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