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Description - Athenian Society by Jennifer Gibbon

In Athenian Society, Jennifer Gibbon explains the complex society of Athens in the 5th century BC through a number of important themes. She begins by looking at life int he city and life in the country, then moves on to such individual areas as citizens, slaves, entertainment, religion and the economy. A composite picture of Athenian society emerges from the different aspects. The book draws on a wide range of sources which are the starting point for all its analyses. This well-established series presents elected aspects of the ancientworld in such a way as to help students gain an understanding of theattitudes of the Greeks and Romans, and to allow them to form their ownjudgement on the issues raised. Designed to meet the need for materialsuited to Classical Studies / Classical Civilization courses, it willbe found particularly useful by candidates taking examinations. It isalso intended as a helpful ancillary to the study of Greek and Latin atthese levels. Much of the information is given by way of translatedquotations from ancient authors. the books are illustrated throughoutand diagrams and maps are linked closely to the text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853994999
ISBN-10: 1853994995
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 4mm)
Pages: 94
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jennifer Gibbon

Jennifer Gibbon is Head of Classics at Godolphin and Latymer School, London.