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Title: CONFRONTING THE CLASSICS
TRADITIONS, ADVENTURES AND INNOVATIONS
By: Mary Beard
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1781250499
ISBN 13: 9781781250495
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Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 13 March, 2014
Edition: Main
Pages: 384
Translated from: English
Description: Explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of history, such as Alexander the Great, and Nero. The author invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves.
Synopsis: Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her TV presenting and her books.In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical history, such as Alexander the Great, Nero and Boudicca. She invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves. She takes a fresh look at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, from The Golden Bough to Asterix.The fruit of over thirty years in the world of classical scholarship, Confronting the Classics captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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