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free read The Oxford History of the Classical World ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ From the epic poems of Homer through the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership the classical world established the foundations of our culture as wellOrce the historical framework with maps and historical charts The two volumes also offer bibliographies and a full index as well as black and white photographs integrated into the text The contributors—thirty of the world's leading scholars—present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit brevity and style While concentrating on the aspects essential to the understanding of each period they also focus on those elements of the classical world that remain of lasting importance and interest to readers today Together these volumes provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage. I didn't bother finishing this one I made it through the first thirteen chapters but wasn't interested enough to finish Some of the authors of the various essays managed to provide new details and write compelling essays such as the chapter on history but most of them fell into opining and sharing their personal viewpoints rather than providing facts Such is the trouble with textbooks I suppose Ad fontes

The Oxford History of the Classical WorldOrce the historical framework with maps and historical charts The two volumes also offer bibliographies and a full index as well as black and white photographs integrated into the text The contributors—thirty of the world's leading scholars—present the latest in modern scholarship through masterpieces of wit brevity and style While concentrating on the aspects essential to the understanding of each period they also focus on those elements of the classical world that remain of lasting importance and interest to readers today Together these volumes provide both a provocative and entertaining window into our classical heritage. I didn't bother finishing this one I made it through the first thirteen chapters but wasn't interested enough to finish Some of the authors of the various essays managed to provide new details and write compelling essays such as the chapter on history but most of them fell into opining and sharing their personal viewpoints rather than providing facts Such is the trouble with textbooks I suppose Ad fontes

read & download ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John Boardman

The Oxford History of the Classical World ↠ From the epic poems of Homer through the glittering art and architecture of Greece's Golden Age to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership the classical world established the foundations of our culture as well as many of its most enduring achievements Now available in a smaller convenient format the astonishingly in depth and widely praised Oxford History of the Classical World offers the general reader the definitive companion to the Graeco Roman worldThe first volume Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World covers the period from the eighth to the first centuries BC a period unparalleled in history for its bri. This book was not really well titled since history strictly speaking makes up very little of this book Of the sixteen chapters of this book only three are historical in the sense of dealing with major events politics and chronologies and one on Greek historiography The rest of the book focuses on culture and with the expectation of one chapter dealing with ‘life and society’ it is about elite culture arts philosophy poetry and the like I would have liked to have seen social classes other then the educated wealth and than passing mention of Greek women would have been welcome That said the topics covered are covered very well It does reuire some familiarity with Greek culture to get through this book and in some sections Lyric and Elegiac poetry for example I was a bit lost All in all it is a good conservative semi detailed coverage of the parts of Greek culture of interest to modern people read & download ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ John Boardman

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John Boardman ´ 6 free read Lliance in literature philosophy and the visual arts It also treats the Hellenization of the Middle East by the monarchies established in the area conuested by Alexander the Great The second volume Classical Rome covers early Rome and Italy the expansion of the Roman republic the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus its consolidation in the first two centuries AD and the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization The editors John Boardman Jasper Griffen and Oswyn Murray—all eminent classicists—intersperse chapters on political and social history with sections on literature philosophy and the arts and reinf. I love the Oxford History series This is the fourth one I've read Published by one of the top universities in the world they have impeccable academic credentials but are also very accessible They are intended as introductions and at 450 pages thorough ones – and have annotated bibliographies for further reading They are sometimes used as college textbooks but unlike typical history textbooks which suffer greatly by their written by committee style they are written by individuals This makes them much lively and entertaining However they are in no way idiosyncratic The series is somewhat lengthy and includes an ongoing history of the United States and the New Oxford History of England Those interested in Ancient Greece may be interested in knowing that there is also an Oxford History of the Roman WorldI would highly recommend the whole series for anyone