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The Classical Tradition (Harvard University Press Reference Library)
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus sirens to an ambulance s? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, a ...more
Hardcover, 1067 pages
Published February 21st 2010 by Belknap Press
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Jun 16, 2013 Cheryl rated it 5 of 5 stars
Enyclopedic, 1067 pages, 500 essays of the Western Classical Tradition. Open any page to learn or remember poets, plays, painters, myths, philosophers, ideas, architecture, oral histories, religions, and curiosities that continue to influence our politics, culture, and personhood. Thought to be the last physical book on the inclusive subject, this is a treasure for any library and a descriptive source for global understanding.