The Greeks

Paperback | June 30, 1950

byH. D. F. Kitto

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“The best introduction I have ever read to Ancient Greece. The author’s liveliness of mind and style has enabled him to make a mass of information appetizing and digestible” –Ray Mortimer in the Sunday Times

The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved "a totally new conception of what human life was for." Justifying and elaborating on that claim, H.D.F. Kitto explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece, bringing to his subject the passion, wit and insight that have made this brief introduction a world-famous classic.

“Professor Kitto is a model historian – lively, accurate, and fully acquainted with the latest developments in the subject . . . never vague . . . often witty and always full of vigour.”—The Times Educational Supplement

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“The best introduction I have ever read to Ancient Greece. The author’s liveliness of mind and style has enabled him to make a mass of information appetizing and digestible” –Ray Mortimer in the Sunday Times The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved "a totally new conception of what human life was for." Justifying an...

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The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved ’a totally new conception of what human life was for’. Elaborating on that claim, H. D. F. Kitto explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece.

The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved ’a totally new conception of what human life was for’. Elaborating on that claim, H. D. F. Kitto explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 30, 1950Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140135219

ISBN - 13:9780140135213

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
2 THE FORMATION OF THE GREEK PEOPLE
3 THE COUNTRY
4 HOMER
5 THE POLIS
6 CLASSICAL GREECE: THE EARLY PERIOD
7 CLASSICAL GREECE: THE FIFTH CENTURY
8 THE GREEKS AT WAR
9 THE DECLINE OF THE POLIS
10 THE GREEK MIND
11 MYTH AND RELIGION
12 LIFE AND CHARACTER

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