The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done for Us?

Author:   Gregory S. Aldrete (University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA) ,  Alicia Aldrete (Independent Scholar, USA)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781350083387


Pages:   424
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Gregory S. Aldrete (University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA) ,  Alicia Aldrete (Independent Scholar, USA)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
Weight:   0.624kg
ISBN:  

9781350083387


ISBN 10:   1350083380
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Knowing Yourself 1. The Bare Necessities: Food and Shelter 2. From the Cradle to the Grave: The Family and the Journey of Life 3. Living the Good Life: Entertainments and Leisure Activities 4. Power to the People: Systems of Government 5. Understanding and Shaping the Material World: Architecture and Science 6. Understanding and Shaping the Spiritual World: Superstition and Religion 7. Words, Ideas and Stories: Language, Law, Philosophy and Literature 8. You Can't Escape the Past: Popular Culture and Antiquity 9. Ancient and Modern Parallels: Environmental Problems, Celebrities and Fashion, and Globalization and Cultural Assimilation Bibliography Index

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This is an engaging, well-written and well-informed text, written accessibly, which gives a succinct overview of the ancient world. It serves as a perfect introduction for anyone needing to be persuaded why we should still study the classical world. * Classics for All * [The authors'] aim here is to make the ancient world seem relevant today, a task in which they have certainly succeeded ... Friendly and easy to read, it is a fulsome response to John Cleese in The Life of Brian, when he asked: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?' * Minerva *


[The authors'] aim here is to make the ancient world seem relevant today, a task in which they have certainly succeeded ... Friendly and easy to read, it is a fulsome response to John Cleese in The Life of Brian, when he asked: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?' * Minerva *


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Gregory S. Aldrete is Professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA. His publications include Daily Life in the Roman City (2008) and Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome (2007) and he is a popular author of video courses for The Teaching Company/The Great Courses. A course tying in with The Long Shadow of Antiquity is planned for 2019. Alicia Aldrete has advanced degrees from Princeton and the University of Michigan. She is the co-author with Gregory of Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Armor (2013).

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