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Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Liveright Pub Corp
Publication date October 6, 2014
Pages 310
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780871408594
ISBN-10 0871408597
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer).

Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the common people―the millions of inhabitants of the Roman Empire, the slaves, soldiers, and women. How did they live? Where did they go if their marriage was in trouble or if they were broke? Or, perhaps just as important, how did they clean their teeth? Effortlessly combining the epic with the quotidian, Beard forces us along the way to reexamine so many of the assumptions we held as gospel―not the least of them the perception that the Emperor Caligula was bonkers or Nero a monster. With capacious wit and verve, Beard demonstrates that, far from being carved in marble, the classical world is still very much alive. 17 illustrations

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780871407160
 
from Liveright Pub Corp (September 9, 2013); titled "Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations"
9780871407160 | details & prices | 310 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $28.95
About: One of the world’s leading historians provides a revolutionary tour of the Ancient World, dusting off the classics for the twenty-first century.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Liveright Pub Corp (October 6, 2014)
9780871408594 | details & prices | 310 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer).

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