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Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter, Thomas Cahill

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Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter
Title
Sailing the wine-dark sea
Title remainder
why the Greeks matter
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cahill
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore "the hinges of history," Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining--and historically unassailable--journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation--yet they kept slaves. The glorious verses of the Iliad recount a conflict in which rage and outrage spur men to action and suggest that their "bellicose society of gleaming metals and rattling weapons" is not so very distant from more recent campaigns of "shock and awe." And, centuries before Zorba, Greece was a land where music, dance, and freely flowing wine were essential to the high life. Granting equal time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our attention to the legacies of an ancient and enduring worldview
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Summary
Examines the remarkable legacy of the ancient Greeks, from the origins of Greek culture to the development of Western literature, drama, poetry, and philosophy to the Greek influence on human science, mathematics, and logic
Writing style
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166964
Cataloging source
BGU
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Cahill, Thomas
Dewey number
909.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Hinges of history
Series volume
v. 4
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  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Western
  • Greece
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
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why the Greeks matter
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Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter, Thomas Cahill
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
485565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385495547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385495547
  • (OCoLC)56587036
Label
Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter, Thomas Cahill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
485565
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385495547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385495547
  • (OCoLC)56587036

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