It's All Greek to Me : From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath: How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World, Hardback

It's All Greek to Me : From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath: How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World Hardback

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Consider the way we think: about right and wrong, about the nature of beauty, goodness, and truth.

What, in the end, it is to be a human being amid the immensity of the universe.

What it is to be mortal, to live for a brief while, and die.

All this, and more, we have learned from the ancient Greeks.

They moulded the basic disciplines and genres in which we still organise thought: from poetry to drama, from politics to philosophy, from history to medicine, and even ethnography.

Packed with useful cribs - history timelines; a who's who; a guide to the Greek gods; a map for those who struggle to know their Lemnos from their Lesbos - It's All Greek to Me is a bluffer's guide in one sense, a primer that will give you a helping hand around Greek democracy, or the Persian Wars, or the Parthenon.

But it is much more than that; it is a book of enthusiasms and pleasures, which aims to bring ancient Greece back into the mainstream of life - where it belongs.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 254 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781906021436

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