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The Greek World

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A substantial heavy book, in fine condition with only a few light handling marks. Covering the Mycenaean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and the slaves - all traditionally seen as beyond the margins of power and includes the study of figures who were on the literal margins of the Greek world. Bringing to the forefront the research into areas previously thought of as marginal, Anton Powell sheds new light on vital topics and authors who are central to the study of Greek culture. Plato's reforms are illuminated through a consideration of his impatient and revolutionary attitude to women, and Powell also examines how the most potent symbol of central Greek history - the Parthenon - can be understood as a political symbol when viewed with the knowledge of the cosmetic techniques used by classical Athenian women. 'The Greek World' is a stimulating and enlightening interaction of social and political history and will interest specialist and non-specialist students alike.

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Author(s):
Edited by Anton Powell
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
17.5 x 24.5 x 4cms
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415170427
ISBN-13:
9780415170420
Number of pages:
622
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The Greek World

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A substantial heavy book, in fine condition with only a few light handling marks. Covering the Mycenaean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and the slaves - all traditionally seen as beyond the margins of power and includes the study of figures who were on the literal margins of the Greek world. Bringing to the forefront the research into areas previously thought of as marginal, Anton Powell sheds new light on vital topics and authors who are central to the study of Greek culture. Plato's reforms are illuminated through a consideration of his impatient and revolutionary attitude to women, and Powell also examines how the most potent symbol of central Greek history - the Parthenon - can be understood as a political symbol when viewed with the knowledge of the cosmetic techniques used by classical Athenian women. 'The Greek World' is a stimulating and enlightening interaction of social and political history and will interest specialist and non-specialist students alike.

Author(s):
Edited by Anton Powell
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
17.5 x 24.5 x 4cms
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415170427
ISBN-13:
9780415170420
Number of pages:
622
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
The Greek World

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