Ancient Greek Civilization

Ancient Greek Civilization

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? What about them made generations of influential scholars and writers view Hellenic culture as the uniquely essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West? Does this view tell the whole story? Clearly, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, our aesthetic sensibilities and ideals of athletic competition, and more. Blazoned above the portal of Apollo's temple at Delphi were the words, "Know thyself." For us, this injunction to self-awareness also commands knowledge of the Greeks.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : The Teaching Co., [2007]
ISBN: 9781565853201
1565853202
Branch Call Number: CD 938 MCI
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (approximately 720 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,2 books.
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company

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