The World of Athens

The World of Athens The World of Athens is a serious up to date account of the history and culture of th century Athens for adults university students th formers with an intelligent interest in ancient Greece The boo

  • Title: The World of Athens
  • Author: Robin Osborne Joint Association of Classical Teachers
  • ISBN: 9780521273893
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • The World of Athens is a serious, up to date account of the history and culture of 5th century Athens for adults, university students 6th formers with an intelligent interest in ancient Greece The book, which is profusely illustrated, contains chapters on all aspects of the history, culture, values achievements of Athenian life Teachers students of ReadThe World of Athens is a serious, up to date account of the history and culture of 5th century Athens for adults, university students 6th formers with an intelligent interest in ancient Greece The book, which is profusely illustrated, contains chapters on all aspects of the history, culture, values achievements of Athenian life Teachers students of Reading Greek now have a full instant guide to the cultural historical topics in which the course is so diverse rich The book is essential for all users of Reading Greek.

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    1. This “undergraduate textbook” was written by Paul Cartledge, George Cawkwell, John Gould, Desmond Lee, Jeremy Paterson, Brian Sparkes, Virginia Webb and John Wilkins under editors Peter Jones and, in its second edition, Robin Osborne. It therefore represents a summary of current scholarly consensus. Unlike some collaborative works, the editors have done a fair job of providing a consistent voice. As indicated by the subtitle, it covers the period 500-323 BCE, with closest attention paid the [...]

    2. Well done, and mostly would be very accessible to its intended audience (students studying beginning Greek; it's a companion to the JACT Reading Greek series). I like that it specifically focuses on Athens (most other Greek civ books do too, but this one is up front about it). The sections on "Human obligations, values and concerns," "Athenian society," and (especially) "Athenian democracy and imperialism" were particularly well-done. The "Athens at war" chapter I found less interesting, wrong d [...]

    3. An extremely interesting book which helps you to understand ancient Greek culture in many aspects; it focuses on Athens, my city and its athenocentricity is what makes it a useful tool for experts on that field.

    4. One of my text books for the year. I'll write a review at the end of the course, but so far it's proving a common sense, easy to search and understand piece of excellence. Well-written and compiled.

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