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Fri frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.Who were the Classical Greeks? This book provides an original and challenging answer by exploring how Greeks (adult, male, citizen) defined themselves in opposition to a whole series of others (non-Greeks, women, slaves, non-citizens, and gods) as presented by supposedly objective historians of the time such as Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Cartledge looks at the achievements and legacy of the Greeks - history, democracy, philosophy and theatre - and the
mental and material contexts of these inventions which are often deeply alien to our own way of thinking and acting.
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Philip Howard, The Times Review from previous edition a useful antidote to British sentimentality about ancient Greece
Boyd Tonkin, New Statesman & Society Paul Cartledge's sharp and unsentimental new introduction to [the Greeks'] mentality ... forcefully shows that freedom-loving citizens could live at ease among hordes of slaves.
Times Literary Supplement the lively and succinct development of many ancient nad modern arguments makes The Greeks a welcome and timely contribution to a number of continuing and important debates
Greece & Rome lively, and very topical, book ... I know of no better book with which to introduce this 'portrait of self and others' to students at the sixth-form level or above.
Contemporary Review He adopts a lightly unusual approach and discusses the 'dominant' group - male citizens - in its relations with woman, slaves, barbarians and the gods. It is an interesting approach.
Mnemosyne With The Greeks Cartledge has achieved an up-to-date synthesis of Hellenic central concepts, thus furnishing teachers of ancient history and civilization with a valuable instrument, as I experienced in Greece when teaching European youth about their identity.
The Sunday Times Cartledge's The Greeks is bracingly enthusiastic with inter-disciplinary influences and interests.
Il pensiero politico a study of the rise of a mentality, written in brilliant style, important, sometimes iconoclastic
<br>Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History at the University of Cambridge. His publications include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Greece (CUP, 1997) and The Greeks (BBC, 2001).<br>
Prologue; 1. Significant Others: Us v. Them; 2. Inventing the Past: History v. Myth; Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others; 3. Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians; 4. Engendering History: Men v. Women; 5. In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens; 6. Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave; 7. Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals; Epilogue; Further Reading; Bibliography; Index