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Published: 10 October 2002

288 Pages | 8pp halftone plates and 2 maps


ISBN: 9780192803887

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The Greeks

A Portrait of Self and Others

New Edition

Paul Cartledge

  • Paul Cartledge is 'one of the most theoretically alert, widely read and prolific of contemporary ancient historians' (TLS)
  • A short, lively introduction to the Greeks and their legacy
  • Explores the fascinating development of 'the other' through the examination of 'the Greek' as adult, male, citizen, and 'non-Greek' as woman, non-citizen, slave.
  • Traces the development of the basic concepts of democracy, theatre, philosophy, and history in Greece.
  • Looks beyond the myths, to the mental and material achievements of the Greeks
  • New addendum to Chapter 2, additional bibliography, and new Afterword