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The Resource It's all Greek to me : from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world, Charlotte Higgins

It's all Greek to me : from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world, Charlotte Higgins

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It's all Greek to me : from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world
Title
It's all Greek to me
Title remainder
from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Higgins
Title variation
Its all Greek to me
Title variation remainder
from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how Ancient Greece has shaped our world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An informative, smart, and very amusing narrative about how influential Greeks and Greek culture have been on the rest of the world, from art to architecture to literature to politics to love"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"An informative, smart, and very amusing narrative about how influential Greeks and Greek culture have been on the rest of the world, from art to architecture to literature to politics to love"--Provided by publisher
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338233
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Higgins, Charlotte
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF78
LC item number
.H63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civilization
  • Greece
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
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from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how Ancient Greece has shaped our world
Label
It's all Greek to me : from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world, Charlotte Higgins
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/7/9780061804007.tif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The alpha and the omega: why a life without Homer is a life half-lived -- The living, the dead and the deathless: mortality in Hesiod, Homer and Sophocles -- Man is a political animal: democracy and the polis -- Pandora's daughters: the silent majority -- Swords and sandals: war in Homer, Herodotus and Thucydides -- Beyond the borders: Greeks and barbarians -- The twilight of the gods: the beginnings of science, from Thales to Aristotle -- The death of Socrates and the birth of philosophy: the challenge of Plato's Republic -- Love and loss: desire in Homer, Sappho and Plato
Control code
ocn419857641
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780061804007
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010006737
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)419857641
Label
It's all Greek to me : from Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, how ancient Greece has shaped our world, Charlotte Higgins
Link
www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/tiff/7/9780061804007.tif
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The alpha and the omega: why a life without Homer is a life half-lived -- The living, the dead and the deathless: mortality in Hesiod, Homer and Sophocles -- Man is a political animal: democracy and the polis -- Pandora's daughters: the silent majority -- Swords and sandals: war in Homer, Herodotus and Thucydides -- Beyond the borders: Greeks and barbarians -- The twilight of the gods: the beginnings of science, from Thales to Aristotle -- The death of Socrates and the birth of philosophy: the challenge of Plato's Republic -- Love and loss: desire in Homer, Sappho and Plato
Control code
ocn419857641
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
229 p.
Isbn
9780061804007
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010006737
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)419857641

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