Ancient Greece: Life,Myth and Art by Emma J. Stafford

Ancient Greece: Life,Myth and Art by Emma J. Stafford

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This text celebrates the diverse, innovative nature of Hellenic culture. It provides an introduction to this fascinating civilisation and its art, ranging from magnificent buildings and sculptures of gods, goddesses and heroes, to exquisite ceramics and jewellery.

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The essential introduction to this powerful and captivating civilisation, examining the art and mythical creations that have long enthralled our imaginations. Ancient Greece celebrates the diverse, innovative nature of Hellenic culture - a society that inspired the ideals of democracy and the rule of law; that developed forms of art and temple architecture which remain models of perfect harmony and beauty; and whose philosophers offered insights into the human condition of such universal significance that they are still persuasive even today. Ancient Greece is a richly illustrated introduction to this fascinating civilisation and its art, ranging from magnificent buildings and sculptures of gods, goddesses and heroes, to exquisite ceramics and jewellry. The book covers themes that have long inspired the Western imagination, including: the powerful deities; the sacred rites of the Greek temple; important ideas about knowledge, logic, democracy, science and mathematics; the human ideal and the cult of the hero, embodied in mythical figures such as Herakles and the warrior Achilles

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SKU GOR002820256
Title Ancient Greece: Life,Myth and Art
Author By (author) Emma J. Stafford
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Watkins Media
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 1844830446
ISBN 13 9781844830442
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The essential introduction to this powerful and captivating civilisation, examining the art and mythical creations that have long enthralled our imaginations. Ancient Greece celebrates the diverse, innovative nature of Hellenic culture - a society that inspired the ideals of democracy and the rule of law; that developed forms of art and temple architecture which remain models of perfect harmony and beauty; and whose philosophers offered insights into the human condition of such universal significance that they are still persuasive even today. Ancient Greece is a richly illustrated introduction to this fascinating civilisation and its art, ranging from magnificent buildings and sculptures of gods, goddesses and heroes, to exquisite ceramics and jewellry. The book covers themes that have long inspired the Western imagination, including: the powerful deities; the sacred rites of the Greek temple; important ideas about knowledge, logic, democracy, science and mathematics; the human ideal and the cult of the hero, embodied in mythical figures such as Herakles and the warrior Achilles
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002820256
Title Ancient Greece: Life,Myth and Art
Author By (author) Emma J. Stafford
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Watkins Media
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 1844830446
ISBN 13 9781844830442
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No