Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 0.8 X 8.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Edith Hall is Professor of Classics at King's College London. She has published twenty-five books on ancient Greek and Roman culture and their continuing presence since the Renaissance, with her most recent publications including Introducing the Ancient Greeks (2015) and Aristotle's Way (2018).
Penetrating...Ms. Hall is an engaging writer and an acute scholar.--James Romm
[Hall's] book is a hearty, delightful voyage through 2,000 years of Greek history, written with wit and verve and deep insight.--Mark Gamin
In Edith Hall's new and groundbreaking study of ancient Greek culture, society, and mentality over a millennium and more, from Agamemnon to Constantine, she acutely identifies and brilliantly explains why we simply cannot do without the ancient Greeks.--Paul Cartledge, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge, and the author of The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others
Edith Hall's characteristically original approach to the world of classical antiquity is on full display in this introductory survey of the ancient Greeks and their enduring accomplishments.--Froma Zeitlin, Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature, emerita, Princeton University
In this vivacious and learned book, Edith Hall distills the essence of Hellenic culture to discover the secrets of its success and stamina. Filled with striking anecdotes and little-known facts, this book will delight any student of the ancient Greek world.--Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, and author of The Poison King
Introducing the Ancient Greeks is informative and inspiring. With deep expertise and unabashed enthusiasm, Edith Hall surveys the whole history of the ancient Greeks and pinpoints the shared traits that explain their enduring achievements.--Sheila Murnaghan, professor of classics studies and Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, University of Pennsylvania