Download A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives by David Stuttard PDF

By David Stuttard

The political leaders, writers, artists and philosophers of historic Greece became a number of urban states right into a pan-Mediterranean civilization. yet who have been those humans, what will we understand in their lives and the way did they have interaction with each other? This hugely readable, unique new method of telling the historical past of Greece weaves jointly the lives of the movers and shakers of the Greek international right into a non-stop narrative up until eventually the increase of Rome.
From arithmetic to politics, from portray and sculpture to game, the reader will meet either the recognized and not more recognized figures similar to Milo, the Olympic wrestler; Aspasia, the bright woman highbrow; Zeuxis, the painter who invented trompe l'oeil; and Epaminondas, who taught strategies to Philip of Macedon.
David Stuttard has written a number of books at the Classical international together with 'The Parthenon: energy and Politics at the Acropolis'.

Show description

Read or Download A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives PDF

Similar biographies & memoirs of philosophers books

Ockham Explained (Ideas Explained)

Ockham defined is a vital and much-needed source on William of Ockham, essentially the most vital philosophers of the center a long time. His eventful and arguable existence was once marked by means of sharp profession strikes and educational and ecclesiastical battles. At 28, Ockham used to be a conservative English theologian centred obsessively at the nature of language, yet through forty, he had remodeled right into a fugitive friar, accused of heresy, and at last secure via the German emperor as he composed incendiary treatises calling for robust limits on papal authority.

The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life

Within the Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical existence Julia Gasper analyzes the existence and works of an influential Enlightenment author and thinker. The evidence of d’Argens’ lifestyles in addition to his works were a resource of controversy end result of the many rumors and nameless courses erroneously associated with him.

The Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage

Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the easiest recognized and so much loved of medieval Hebrew poets, in part as a result of his passionate poems of eager for the Land of Israel and partially as a result legend of his dying as a martyr whereas reciting his Ode to Zion on the gates of Jerusalem. He was once additionally one of many ideal theologians of medieval Judaism, having written a treatise at the that means of Judaism that remains studied and honored by way of conventional Jews.

Verlernen: Denkwege bei Hannah Arendt (German Edition)

"Ich rühre nie wieder eine intellektuelle Geschichte an! " 1933, den Bankrott des Denkens und der Urteilskraft vor Augen, verließ Hannah Arendt, die Schülerin von Martin Heidegger und Karl Jaspers, ihre Heimat, die Philosophie und Deutschland. Um in den Besitz einer eigenen Sprache für das Gesehene und Gehörte, Geschehene und Getane zu gelangen, begann sie im Exil ihre Wege des 'Verlernens', die sie später ihre lebenslange Verstehensarbeit nannte.

Additional resources for A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 26 votes