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The Greek Way Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition
Edith Hamilton buoyantly captures the spirit and achievements of the Greek civilization for our modern world.
In The Greek Way, Edith Hamilton captures with "Homeric power and simplicity" (New York Times) the spirit of the golden age of Greece in the fifth century BC, the time of its highest achievements. She explores the Greek aesthetics of sculpture and writing and the lack of ornamentation in both. She examines the works of Homer, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Euripides, among others; the philosophy of Socrates and Plato’s role in preserving it; the historical accounts by Herodotus and Thucydides on the Greek wars with Persia and Sparta and by Xenophon on civilized living.
''At last, a landmark recording of Hamilton's magnificent, in-depth overview of Greek life, civilization, literature, art, theater, rhetoric, and history, making this key work of cultural and critical significance available to the audio generation . . . This program is well read by Nadia May.'' --Library Journal --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B004AE34PU
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (25 October 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 2606 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 267 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 039335444X
- Best Sellers Rank: 232,159 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There was some good stuff there but comparisons to Shakespeare seems incongruous.
I am hoping 'The Roman Way' is better.