Classical world - Alastair J. L Blanchard

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Title
Classical world
Author
Alastair J. L Blanchard
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
John Murray Learning
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20150730

Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, and science all owe an immense debt to these two Mediterranean cultures. At the same time, there are aspects of this legacy that are less worthy of celebration. Slavery went hand in hand with democracy. The pursuit of beauty coexisted with breathtaking acts of brutality.

This book explores the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans and the distinctive cultures they produced. It charts the rise and fall of empires as well as examining the intricacies of domestic life. The opening sections of the book give a chronological overview of the ancient world. They orientate the reader to the key places, actors, and historical trends. The remaining chapters focus on some of the most important and influential aspects of Greco-Roman culture including ancient festivals, art, architecture, religion, and medicine.

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Alastair Blanshard is the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. His doctorate is from the University of Cambridge and he has taught at the universities of Oxford, Reading and Sydney.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Civilization, Classical.|Civilization, Classical - Influence.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
154

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