An Introduction to Their Culture, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 1995 – 256 pages
Series: Peoples of the Ancient World
The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. In this expanded second edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that:
@text:The Greeks now contains more illustrations, a chronological chart, maps, and suggestions for further reading as well as a new glossary. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require a grounding in Greek civilization.
1. The Homeric World 2. History 3. Religion and Social Life 4. Literature 5. Philosophy 6. Art Appendices: 1. Chronological table 2. List of translations cited in the text 3. Glossary. Suggestions for further reading. Index
Robin Sowerby read Classics and English at Cambridge. He is currently Senior Lecturer of English Studies at the University of Stirling. His research interests centre on the classical tradition. He has written introductory studies of the major classical epics and is the author of The Augustan Art of Poetry (2006) and The Classical Legacy in Renaissance Poetry (1994).