Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)Paul Cartledge (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 168 x 102 x 13 mm
Paul Cartledge has here pulled off a remarkably clever feat of compression and organization, and will once again place very many readers in his debt. Brilliantly carried through. * Simon Hornblower, co-editor of iThe Oxford Companion to Classical Civilizationr *
A wonderfully concise - and witty - introduction to an ever-popular subject. * Sir John Boardman, co-editor of iThe Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic Worldr *
A rare work, a compelling historical narrative that is also a useful guidebook * Peter Stothard, Wall Street Journal *
Cartledge's success lies in his ability to negotiate a path between similarity and difference; with proper scholarly detachment, he stresses how different the Greeks were; with an eye to broader historical trajectories, he reflects on the grounds for their continuing fascination. * Tim Rood, Times Literary Supplement *
A rare work, a compelling historical narrative. * Peter Stothard, Wall Street Journal *
Thoroughly stimulating book. * Tom Holland, BBC History *
Cartledge is master of his subject. * Peter Jones, Literary Review *
Paul Cartledge... once again shows why he is the surest and most engaging guide to the ancient world. * Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard *
A tremendously readable tour d'horizon that goes far beyond Athens and Sparta to explore the roots of Greek civilization. * Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard *
There are many pleasures to be had along Cartledge's mind-broadening route through time and space. * Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian *
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