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A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization by Stephen Kershaw
  

A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization

Part of the Brief Histories Series

RRP £9.99

Synopsis

A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization by Stephen Kershaw

A general introduction to the classical world from its origins to the fall of the Roman Empire. The book focuses on questions of how we know about Classical civilization from archaeology and history; deals with the Mycenaean era and the world of Myth and Epic in Homer's Iliad & Odyssey; gives an outline of Greek history in the 5th & 4th Centuries BC; looks at Greek social life and the alternative model of Sparta, and considers the achievements of the Greeks in their art and architecture, tragedy and comedy. Turning to Rome, it engages with Roman history, the Roman Epic tradition, the fascinating features of Roman social life, analyses Roman satire, explores the urban environment in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and concludes with the End of Rome.

About the Author

Stephen Kershaw wrote his PhD under Richard Buxton, arguably the leading scholar on Greek myth in the world. He has taught Classics in numerous establishments, including Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and Warwick University. He runs the European Studies Classical Tour for Rhodes College and the University of the South.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th August 2010

Author

Stephen Kershaw

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Publisher

Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories


European history

ISBN

9781845298869

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