Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is out of stock. It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 15 June 2000

160 Pages | 4 maps, 29 halftones & line illus

ISBN: 9780192853851

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (03)

Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Mary Beard and John Henderson

Very Short Introductions

  • Consider the significance of the study of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philosophy, and culture, its source of imagery, and the reasons for the continuation of these images into and beyond the twentieth century
  • Challenges readers to adopt a fresh approach to the Classics as a major cultural influence, emphasizing the continuing need to understand and investigate this enduring subject