Description - The Greeks and Greek Civilization by Jacob Burckhardt
Jacob Burckhardt (1818-97) was one of the greatest historians of classical and Renaissance art, architecture and culture. Though he died over a 100 years ago, his prose is as fresh and readable today as it was at the end of the 19th century. This text describes in detail, the lives of the ancient Greeks and the origins of their culture.
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Author Biography - Jacob Burckhardt
Jacob Burckhardt was one of the greatest historians of the nineteenth century. He is best-known for his monumental Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, two editions of which are currently in print (Penguin 1990 and Phaidon 1995).Oswyn Murray is a Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Balliol College, Oxford and the editor of the Fontana History of the Ancient World series.Sheila Stern is a translator and critic. She was married to J. P. Stern, author of Hitler: The Fuhrer and the People.