Antiquity Matters

September 26, 2017|
Antiquity Matters by Frederic Raphael
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A sharp, often surprising, view of the classical world by a major classics scholar at Cambridge and author of The Glittering Prizes

This book is the culmination of more than sixty years of a writing life during which Frederic Raphael has returned again and again to the literature and landscape of the ancient world. In his new book, Raphael deploys his renowned wit and erudition to give us a vivid mosaic of the complexities and contradictions underlying Western civilization and its continuing influence upon contemporary society. Tackling a broad range of topics, from the presumed superiority of democracy to the momentum behind today's gay rights movement, Raphael's often daringly heterodox view of the Greek and Roman world will provoke, surprise, and, at the same time, entertain readers. He shows how the interplay of fiction and reality, rhetorical aspiration and practical cunning, are threaded through modern culture.
Title:Antiquity MattersFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:376 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:376 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.12 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300215371

ISBN - 13:9780300215373

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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