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The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others (Opus)

ISBN13: 9780192803887
ISBN: 0192803883
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $30.0
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published Date:
Edition 2
Pages: 288
Average Goodreads rating: 3.89/5 (51 ratings)

Who were the Classical Greeks? This book provides an original and challenging answer by exploring how Greeks (adult, male, citizen) defined themselves in opposition to a whole series of others (non-Greeks, women, slaves, non-citizens, and gods) as presented by supposedly objective historians of the time such as Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. Cartledge looks at the achievements and legacy of the Greeks - history, democracy, philosophy and theatre - and the mental and material contexts of these inventions which are often deeply alien to our own way of thinking and acting. This new edition contains an updated bibliography, a new chapter entitled "Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others," and a new afterword.