The Greeks and Greek Civilization

by Jacob Burckhardt

Other authorsSheila Stern (Translator)
Hardcover, 1998

Publication

St Martins Pr (1998), Edition: 1st, 449 pages

Description

"Burchkardt portrayed ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world based on ruthless competition for honor, which led, in turn, to a tyrannous state with minimal freedoms ... Athenian democracy provided a forum where dangerous demagogues could bend the masses to their will and where the individual could co little to resist the decisions of the demos."--Jacket.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

449 p.; 6.5 inches

ISBN

0312192762 / 9780312192761
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