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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (1998)

by Paul Cartledge (Editor)

Other authors: Sue Alcock (Contributor), Karim Arafat (Contributor), Richard Buxton (Contributor), Lesley Dean-Jones (Contributor), Nick Fisher (Contributor)3 more, Edith Hall (Contributor), Marilyn Katz (Contributor), Catherine Morgan (Contributor)

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Suponhamos que pudéssemos reservar uma passagem na máquina do tempo que nos transportasse para a Grécia antiga no século V a.C. Ali, só em Atenas, poderíamos ter encontrado Ésquilo, Alcibíades, Aristófanes, Heródoto, Platão, Sócrates, Sófocles, Tucídides e Xenofonte, para citar alguns. Todos eles contribuíram de algum modo para a enorme energia liberada por esse pequeno caldeirão de cultura e política que gerou os alicerces políticos, artísticos, culturais, educacionais, filosóficos e científicos em que se baseia boa parte da civilização e da cultura do Ocidente. Dos primeiros democratas à primeira pessoa a propor a teoria dos átomos (há cerca de 2.500 anos), o impacto da Grécia antiga foi profundo.

Mas, para uma pessoa comum, o que representa participar da “glória que foi a Grécia”? Assistir à construção do Partenon? Trabalhar nas minas, no comércio ou em manufaturas? Este livro não só examina a grandeza da Grécia antiga, mas indaga o que significava ser um cidadão grego plenamente emancipado em uma democracia; ou ser a esposa não emancipada deste cidadão; ou ser um escravo não grego; ou, ainda, um agricultor, ou um negociante. É uma fascinante viagem ao passado, aos primórdios da civilização.

Ricamente ilustrado e escrito por nove especialistas da Grã-Bretanha e da América do Norte, este livro oferece novas interpretações da cultura grega clássica, devotando a mesma atenção aos aspectos sociais, econômicos e intelectuais que à política e à guerra. É uma história cultural do início ao fim, que almeja situar a grandeza da Grécia em seu contexto mais amplo, avaliando as influências do meio ambiente e da economia, o efeito das tensões entre estados, as implicações da sexualidade, a experiência de trabalhadores, soldados, escravos, camponeses e mulheres, bem como os papéis do mito e da religião, da arte e da cultura, da ciência e da educação. Nesse contexto, Paul Cartledge e sua equipe examinam o vasto legado linguístico, literário, artístico e político da Grécia antiga.

“De fato, tudo o que é moderno em nossas vidas devemos aos gregos. Tudo o que é anacrônico deve-se ao medievalismo.”
Oscar Wilde ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cartledge, PaulEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alcock, SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arafat, KarimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buxton, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dean-Jones, LesleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fisher, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, EdithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Katz, MarilynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morgan, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nippel, WilfriedTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sumptuously illustrated in color and packed with information, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece is now available for the first time in paperback. Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic and intellectual aspects as to politics and war. Paul Cartledge and his team of contributors ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in "the glory that was Greece." They examine the influences of the environment and economy; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history from the bottom up, which lays bare the far-reaching linguistic, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that "we are all Greeks." Paul Cartledge is Professor in Greek History in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge and is Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books about ancient Greece, including Spartan Reflections (California, 2001), Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (Routledge, 2001) and Sparta and Lakonia (Routledge, 2002). Cambridge Histories Online

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"Offering fresh interpretations of classical Greek culture, the book devotes as much attention to social, economic, sexual and intellectual aspects as to politics and war." The editor and his team "ask what it was like for an ordinary person to partake in 'the glory that was Greece'. They examine the influences of the environment and economy ; the effect of interstate tensions ; the implications of sexuality ; the experience of workers, soldiers, slaves, peasants and women ; and the roles of myth and religion, art and culture, and science and education. This is a cultural history from the bottom up, which reveals the far-reaching linguistoc, literary, artistic and political legacy of ancient Greece, and seeks justification for Shelley's claim that 'we are all Greeks'." - back cover.… (more)

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