Love, Sex and Tragedy: Why Classics Matters by Simon Goldhill

Love, Sex and Tragedy: Why Classics Matters by Simon Goldhill

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Gyms, diets, love and politics - A brilliant book about how the Greeks and Romans continue to influence our lives in the most unexpected ways

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Simon Goldhill examines the most basic areas of our lives today, from marriage and sex to politics and entertainment. Whether we are falling in love or waging wars in the name of democracy, he reveals how Classical ideas continue to shape our behaviour and our attitudes in crucial ways. Full of surprising facts and startling stories, it will appeal to anyone interested in history and its influence on our lives. It is as wide-ranging as it is readable, with a brilliant cast of characters. Few books could bring together Freud, Plato, Queen Victoria, Romeo and Juliet, George W. Bush and Charles Atlas in this way. Inspiring, thought provoking and illuminating, LOVE, SEX & TRAGEDY shows again and again how and why the Romans and Greeks still matter.

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SKU GOR001285682
Title Love, Sex and Tragedy: Why Classics Matters
Author By (author) Simon Goldhill
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0719555450
ISBN 13 9780719555459
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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Simon Goldhill examines the most basic areas of our lives today, from marriage and sex to politics and entertainment. Whether we are falling in love or waging wars in the name of democracy, he reveals how Classical ideas continue to shape our behaviour and our attitudes in crucial ways. Full of surprising facts and startling stories, it will appeal to anyone interested in history and its influence on our lives. It is as wide-ranging as it is readable, with a brilliant cast of characters. Few books could bring together Freud, Plato, Queen Victoria, Romeo and Juliet, George W. Bush and Charles Atlas in this way. Inspiring, thought provoking and illuminating, LOVE, SEX & TRAGEDY shows again and again how and why the Romans and Greeks still matter.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001285682
Title Love, Sex and Tragedy: Why Classics Matters
Author By (author) Simon Goldhill
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0719555450
ISBN 13 9780719555459
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

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