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Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece

Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece

Simon Goldhill
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From the time of the Roman Empire onwards, fifth- and fourth-century Greece have been held to be the period and place in which civilization as the West knows it developed. Classical scholars have sought to justify these claims in detail by describing developments in fields such as democratic politics, art, rationality, historiography, literature, philosophy, medicine and music, in which classical Greece has been held to have made a revolutionary contribution. In this volume a distinguished cast of contributors offers a fresh consideration of these claims, asking both whether they are well based and what is at stake for their proposers and for us in making them. They look both at modern scholarly argument and its basis and at the claims made by the scholars of the Second Sophistic. The volume will be of interest not only to classical scholars but to all who are interested in the history of scholarship.
Language
English
Pages
336
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
September 28, 2006
ISBN
0521862124
ISBN 13
9780521862127

Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece

Simon Goldhill
4/5 (1 ratings)
From the time of the Roman Empire onwards, fifth- and fourth-century Greece have been held to be the period and place in which civilization as the West knows it developed. Classical scholars have sought to justify these claims in detail by describing developments in fields such as democratic politics, art, rationality, historiography, literature, philosophy, medicine and music, in which classical Greece has been held to have made a revolutionary contribution. In this volume a distinguished cast of contributors offers a fresh consideration of these claims, asking both whether they are well based and what is at stake for their proposers and for us in making them. They look both at modern scholarly argument and its basis and at the claims made by the scholars of the Second Sophistic. The volume will be of interest not only to classical scholars but to all who are interested in the history of scholarship.
Language
English
Pages
336
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Release
September 28, 2006
ISBN
0521862124
ISBN 13
9780521862127

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