Greek People

ISBN-10: 1559346450
ISBN-13: 9781559346450
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
Authors: Robert B. Kebric
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Size: 7.37" wide x 9.25" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"Greek People" explains the ancient classical Greek world by focusing on individual personalities--what is known about them and their world views. Both famous and everyday individuals become lenses through which the reader can understand the values and characteristics of ancient Greece.

Robert B. Kebric is a professor of Ancient Greek and Roman History at the University of Louisville. Kebric uses every necessary source to draw together the complete history of culture and society in his books, Greek People and Roman People.

Preface
Illustrations
Chronology
After Homer
A New Age Finds Its Voice - Archilochus of Paros, Poet, Soldier, Illegitimate Sonp. 1
A World of Iron and Tyrants
Hestod the Bard, Polycrates of Samos, and Eupalinus the Engineerp. 32
The Panhellenic Games
Phayllus of Croton - An Early Sports Herop. 53
Eros Unchained
Bisexuality Among the Greeks - Sappho of Lesbos, Harmodius and Aristogiton of Athens, Theodotus and His Loversp. 83
The Problem with Persia
East Against West - Polygnotus, Politics, and Paintbrushesp. 105
A Gilded Edge for a Golden Age
Aspasia the Courtesan in Periclean Athensp. 131
Rowdies, Rogues, and Robbers
The Other Side of the Law in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Athens - Eratosthenes the Adulterer, Conon the Thug, "Clytemnestra" the Poisoner, Diogeiton the Embezzler, and Phormio the Con-Artistp. 172
Hellenistic Science, Technology, and Fantasy
Alexander and His Submarine Adventurep. 197
Epiloguep. 228
Glossary and Pronunciation Guidep. 233
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
Illustration Creditsp. 243
Indexp. 245
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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