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Classical World : The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity (Reprint) (Paperback)
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An authoritative and accessible study of the foundations, development, and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centered on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of classical civilization.Starting with Troy, where history, myth and cosmology fuse to form the origins of classical civilization, Nigel Spivey explores the contrasting politics of Athens and Sparta, the diffusion of classical ideals across the Mediterranean world, classical science and philosophy, the eastward export of Greek culture with the conquests of Alexander the Great, the power and spread of the Roman imperium, and the long Byzantine twilight of Antiquity.
Number of Pages: 353
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Nigel Spivey
Street Date: August 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-5896
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