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Confronting the classics : traditions, adventures, and innovations, Mary Beard

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Confronting the classics : traditions, adventures, and innovations
Title
Confronting the classics
Title remainder
traditions, adventures, and innovations
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists, an academic with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience. Here, she draws on thirty years of teaching about Greek and Roman history to provide a panoramic portrait of the classical world that draws surprising parallels with contemporary society. We are taken on a guided tour of antiquity, encountering some of the most famous (and infamous) characters of classical history, among them Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Sappho and Hannibal. Challenging the notion that classical history is all about depraved emperors and conquering military heroes, Beard also introduces us to the common people--the slaves, soldiers, and women. How did they live? What made them laugh? What were their marriages like? This bottom-up approach to history is typical of Beard, who looks with fresh eyes at both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world, taking aim at many of the assumptions we held as gospel.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Mary
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DE59
LC item number
.B43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Classical antiquities
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Classical antiquities
Label
Confronting the classics : traditions, adventures, and innovations, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Do classics have a future? -- Ancient Greece. Builder of ruins ; Sappho speaks ; Which Thucydides can you trust? ; Alexander : how great? ; What made the Greeks laugh? -- Heroes & villains of early Rome. Who wanted Remus dead? ; Hannibal at bay ; Quousque tandem-- ? ; Roman art thieves ; Spinning Caesar's murder -- Imperial Rome : emperors, empresses & enemies. Looking for the emperor ; Cleopatra : the myth ; Married to the empire ; Caligula's satire? ; Nero's Colosseum? ; British queen ; Bit-part emperors ; Hadrian and his villa -- Rome from the bottom up. Ex-slaves and snobbery ; Fortune-telling, bad breath, and stress ; Keeping the armies out of Rome ; Life and death in Roman Britain ; South Shields Aramaic -- Arts & culture, tourists & scholars. Only Aeschylus will do? ; Arms and the man ; Don't forget your pith helmet ; Pompeii for the tourists ; The Golden Bough ; Philosophy meets archaeology ; What gets left out ; Astérix and the Romans -- Reviewing classics
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780871407160
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843228659
  • (OCoLC)ocn843228659
Label
Confronting the classics : traditions, adventures, and innovations, Mary Beard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Do classics have a future? -- Ancient Greece. Builder of ruins ; Sappho speaks ; Which Thucydides can you trust? ; Alexander : how great? ; What made the Greeks laugh? -- Heroes & villains of early Rome. Who wanted Remus dead? ; Hannibal at bay ; Quousque tandem-- ? ; Roman art thieves ; Spinning Caesar's murder -- Imperial Rome : emperors, empresses & enemies. Looking for the emperor ; Cleopatra : the myth ; Married to the empire ; Caligula's satire? ; Nero's Colosseum? ; British queen ; Bit-part emperors ; Hadrian and his villa -- Rome from the bottom up. Ex-slaves and snobbery ; Fortune-telling, bad breath, and stress ; Keeping the armies out of Rome ; Life and death in Roman Britain ; South Shields Aramaic -- Arts & culture, tourists & scholars. Only Aeschylus will do? ; Arms and the man ; Don't forget your pith helmet ; Pompeii for the tourists ; The Golden Bough ; Philosophy meets archaeology ; What gets left out ; Astérix and the Romans -- Reviewing classics
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780871407160
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013016133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843228659
  • (OCoLC)ocn843228659

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