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The Greeks


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Prologue 1: Significant Others: Us v. Them 2: Inventing the Past: History v. Myth Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others 3: Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians 4: Engendering History: Men v. Women 5: In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens 6: Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave 7: Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals Epilogue Further Reading Bibliography Index

About the Author

Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History at the University of Cambridge. His publications include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Greece (CUP, 1997) and The Greeks (BBC, 2001).


`Review from previous edition a useful antidote to British sentimentality about ancient Greece' Philip Howard, The Times `Paul Cartledge's sharp and unsentimental new introduction to [the Greeks'] mentality ... forcefully shows that freedom-loving citizens could live at ease among hordes of slaves.' Boyd Tonkin, New Statesman & Society `the lively and succinct development of many ancient nad modern arguments makes The Greeks a welcome and timely contribution to a number of continuing and important debates' Times Literary Supplement `lively, and very topical, book ... I know of no better book with which to introduce this 'portrait of self and others' to students at the sixth-form level or above.' Greece & Rome `He adopts a lightly unusual approach and discusses the 'dominant' group - male citizens - in its relations with woman, slaves, barbarians and the gods. It is an interesting approach.' Contemporary Review `With The Greeks Cartledge has achieved an up-to-date synthesis of Hellenic central concepts, thus furnishing teachers of ancient history and civilization with a valuable instrument, as I experienced in Greece when teaching European youth about their identity.' Mnemosyne `Cartledge's The Greeks is bracingly enthusiastic with inter-disciplinary influences and interests.' The Sunday Times `a study of the rise of a mentality, written in brilliant style, important, sometimes iconoclastic' Il pensiero politico

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