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The Greeks : a portrait of self and others, Paul Cartledge

Label
The Greeks : a portrait of self and others
Title
The Greeks
Title remainder
a portrait of self and others
Statement of responsibility
Paul Cartledge
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Greeks were the inventors of history as we understand it. Yet their historiography remained rooted in myth, and the social context of the inventions for which we rightly treasure their achievements - democracy, philosophy, theatre - was often deeply alien to our own way of thinking and acting. The aim of this book is to explore that achievement. Paul Cartledge does so by presenting a fascinating portrait of the Greeks in terms of their own self-image, and explores how the dominant Greeks - adult, male, citizens - sought, with limited success, to define themselves in polar opposition to non-Greeks, women, non-citizens, slaves, and gods."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
BDS
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Cartledge, Paul
Dewey number
938
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Civilization
  • National characteristics, Greek
  • Difference (Philosophy)
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
The Greeks : a portrait of self and others, Paul Cartledge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-252) and index
Contents
Map 1. Hellas: The Greek World c.400 BCE -- Map 2. The Aegean Heartland -- 1. Significant Others: Us v. Them -- 2. Inventing the Past: History v. Myth -- Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others -- 3. Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians -- 4. Engendering History: Men v. Women -- 5. In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens -- 6. Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave -- 7. Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals -- Afterword to the Second Edition (2001)
Control code
000024420422
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 260 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780192803887
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Lccn
2003265319
Other control number
100311694
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)49906926
Label
The Greeks : a portrait of self and others, Paul Cartledge
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-252) and index
Contents
Map 1. Hellas: The Greek World c.400 BCE -- Map 2. The Aegean Heartland -- 1. Significant Others: Us v. Them -- 2. Inventing the Past: History v. Myth -- Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others -- 3. Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians -- 4. Engendering History: Men v. Women -- 5. In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens -- 6. Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave -- 7. Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals -- Afterword to the Second Edition (2001)
Control code
000024420422
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xv, 260 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780192803887
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Lccn
2003265319
Other control number
100311694
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)49906926

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