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The Greek World

The Greek World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

Edited by Powell, Anton

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The work contains new articles by 27 specialists in ancient Greece. Periods studied range from Mycenean to the late Hellenistic; the Greek cultures in question are not only those of mainland Greece but include Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. As research on the Greeks multiplies and ...widens, it becomes less practical to attempt to compile general summaries of current knowledge. Rather, this volume seeks to illustrate with original work many of the techniques and interests which engage scholars of today. A theme shared by many of the chapters in the volume is social history, and especially the history of those who were, metaphorically, at or beyond the margins of power. Women, the poor and slaves are considered in many Greek settings and from many angles. Also, several of our contributors look, in keeping with modern interests, at those who were on the literal margins of the Greek world. But there is no fashionable disengagement from the more traditional interests of classical scholarship. Rather the opposite: the work seeks to show how research into areas once disregarded as marginal can shed vital light on topics and authors traditionally seen as central. Herodotus' work on Egypt is here shown to reflect on his credibility as a source for affairs. Plato's reforms are illuminated through a consideration of his impatient and revolutionary attitude to women. The most potent symbol of old-fashioned, 'central' Greek history, the Parthenon, is shown as understood more fully, as political symbol, given a knowledge of the cosmetic techniques (and the gossip about) the women of classical Athens. Social history and political history interact in this volume to the enlightenment of both.
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ISBN 9780415170420
Released NZ 4 Sep 1997
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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Series Routledge Worlds
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ISBN-13 9780415170420
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 4 Sep 1997
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Powell, Anton
Series Routledge Worlds
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
European History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 938
Weight 998g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Civilization, Greece
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly