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What made the Greeks unique in their time and why their influence lives on today. The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote down the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas’s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But understanding these uniquely influential people has been hampered by their diffusion across the entire Mediterranean. Most ancient Greeks did not live in what is now Greece but in settlements scattered across Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, and Ukraine. They never formed a single unified social or political entity. Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall’s Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391. Each of the ten chapters visits a different Greek community at a different moment during the twenty centuries of ancient Greek history. In the process, the book makes a powerful original argument: A cluster of unique qualities made the Greeks special and made them the right people, at the right time, to take up the baton of human progress. According to Herodotus, the father of history, what made all Greeks identifiably Greek was their common descent from the same heroes, the way they sacrificed to their gods, their rules of decent behavior, and their beautiful language. Edith Hall argues, however, that their mind-set was just as important as their awe-inspiring achievements. They were rebellious, individualistic, inquisitive, open-minded, witty, rivalrous, admiring of excellence, articulate, and addicted to pleasure. But most important was their continuing identity as mariners, the restless seagoing lifestyle that brought them into contact with ethnically diverse peoples in countless new settlements, and the constant stimulus to technological innovation provided by their intense relationship with the sea.Expertly researched and elegantly told, Introducing the Ancient Greeks is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the Greeks. 11 illustrations

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9780393239980 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 16, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: What made the Greeks unique in their time and why their influence lives on today.

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9780393351163 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, July 13, 2015), cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Human sacrifice, a spirited heroine, a quest ending in a hairsbreadth escape, the touching reunion of long-lost siblings, and exquisite poetry--these features have historically made Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris one of the most influential of Greek tragedies...read more

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9780195392890 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 21, 2012, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: Human sacrifice, a spirited heroine, a quest ending in a hairsbreadth escape, the touching reunion of long-lost siblings, and exquisite poetry--these features have historically made Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris one of the most influential of Greek tragedies.

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Product Description: This book contains thirteen essays by senior international experts on Greek tragedy looking at Sophocles' dramas. They reassess their crucial role in the creation of the tragic repertoire, in the idea of the tragic canon in antiquity, and in the making and infinite re-creation of the tragic tradition in the Renaissance and beyond...read more
By Simon Goldhill (editor) and Edith Hall (editor)

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9781107404045 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, December 15, 2011), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: This book contains thirteen essays by senior international experts on Greek tragedy looking at Sophocles' dramas.

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By Edith Hall (editor)

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9780521887854 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 23, 2009), cover price $120.00

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Product Description: Sarah touched her magic necklaceand her toy friends moved off the floor,out into the garden they went.And so began Sarah's wonderful day of play with her toy friends, who had come to life thanks to her magic necklace.

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9781589098022 | Bookstand Pub, December 6, 2010, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Sarah touched her magic necklaceand her toy friends moved off the floor,out into the garden they went.

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Product Description: This is an invaluable introduction to ancient Greek tragedy which discusses every surviving play in detail and provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the plays. Edith Hall argues that the essential feature of the genre is that it always depicts terrible human suffering and death, but in a way that invites philosophical enquiry into their causes and effects, This enquiry was played out in the bright sunlight of open-air theatre, which became a key marker of the boundary between living and dead...read more

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9780199232512 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 1, 2010, cover price $69.00 | About this edition: This is an invaluable introduction to ancient Greek tragedy which discusses every surviving play in detail and provides all the background information necessary for understanding the context and content of the plays.

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By Euripides, Edith Hall (introduced by), James Morwood and Robin Waterfield (trans)

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9780199552436 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 15, 2009), cover price $11.95

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Product Description: Presents three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles.
By Edith Hall (editor), H. D. F. Kitto (trans) and Sophocles

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9780199537174 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2009), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Presents three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles.

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By Euripides (contributor), Edith Hall (introduced by), James Morwood (contributor) and Robin Waterfield (trans)

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9780199555093 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 15, 2008, cover price $10.95

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Product Description: The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world...read more
By Edith Hall (introduced by)

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9780199540525 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2008), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works.

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Product Description: This fascinating and accessible book examines the survival of the human race from a broad range of viewpoints. Through in-depth examinations of a number of very distinct aspects of human life, the book covers topics ranging from the preservation of Empires, to the challenges of maintaining cultural identity, the sufferings inflicted by famine, disease and natural disasters, the opportunities for increased longevity and the threats presented by climate change...read more
By Peter Austin (contributor), Claire Cockcroft (contributor), Richard Feachem (contributor), Edith Hall (contributor) and Emily Shuckburgh (editor)

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9780521710206 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 31, 2008), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: This fascinating and accessible book examines the survival of the human race from a broad range of viewpoints.

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9781405156448 | Gardners Books, January 1, 2004, cover price $92.60

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9781405156455 | Gardners Books, January 1, 2004, cover price $30.80

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