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Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

Simon Goldhill
3.2/5 (11 ratings)
Who Needs Greek? is an interdisciplinary study of arguments on what ancient Greece has meant to western culture from the ancient world to today. The battles between artists and literary critics, historians and journalists, politicians and scholars, are often violent, hilarious, and always passionate. This cutting-edge cultural history ranges from ancient Greece via the Renaissance to modern opera, and treats a central question of culture in a way which will intrigue academics as well as a more general audience.
Language
English
Pages
336
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
April 04, 2002
ISBN
0521011760
ISBN 13
9780521011761

Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

Simon Goldhill
3.2/5 (11 ratings)
Who Needs Greek? is an interdisciplinary study of arguments on what ancient Greece has meant to western culture from the ancient world to today. The battles between artists and literary critics, historians and journalists, politicians and scholars, are often violent, hilarious, and always passionate. This cutting-edge cultural history ranges from ancient Greece via the Renaissance to modern opera, and treats a central question of culture in a way which will intrigue academics as well as a more general audience.
Language
English
Pages
336
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
April 04, 2002
ISBN
0521011760
ISBN 13
9780521011761

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