It's All Greek to Me: From Achilles' Heel to Pythagoras' Theorem - How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World (Paperback)
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It's All Greek to Me: From Achilles' Heel to Pythagoras' Theorem - How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/07/2009
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Featuring things from Achilles' heel to Pythagoras' theorem, from Oedipus and his complex to Margaret Thatcher and Thucydides, this book aims to unlock the richness of the Greek world and show just how profoundly it has informed our own.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781906021597
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


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A highly entertaining bluffer's guide to Greek culture, philosophy and politics. * The Sunday Times *
Higgins delivers digestible precis and peppy plot summaries... the appendices would make fine stocking-fillers in their own right - A love letter to ancient Greece * The Telegraph *
With a marvellous display of knowledgeable enthusiasm and a keen talent for compression, (Higgins) shows just precisely why the Greeks matter * The Guardian *
Higgins takes on classical Greek, covering politics, barbarians, love, epic and ethics, all done with panache and sly wit. * Scotland on Sunday *
It's All Greek to Me is so readable, with a directness and clarity that's enormously engaging. Every generation needs to rediscover the Greeks...

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