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Classics

Classics( )
Author: Henderson, John
Beard, Mary
Series title:Very Short Introductions Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-285313-4
Publication Date:Dec 1995
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $8.95
Book Description:

We are all classicists--we come into touch with the classics on a daily basis: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences, however, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the classics differ from their original reality? This introduction to the classics begins with a visit to the British Museum to view the frieze which once decorated the Apollo Temple a Bassae. Through these sculptures John...
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Book Details
Pages:168
Detailed Subjects: History / Ancient / General
Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.06 x 7.69 x 0.34 Inches
Book Weight:0.262 Pounds
Author Biography
Henderson, John (Author)
Mary Beard was born on January 1, 1955 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. Her alma mater is the University of Cambridge. She is a professor of classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Her previous books include the bestselling, Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii, The Roman Triumph, The Parthenon and Confronting the Classics. Her blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. She is in the 2014 top 10 Prospect list of the most influential thinkers in the world. She is the author of Women and Power: A Manifesto, published in December 2017.

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