The best introduction I have ever read to Ancient Greece. The author’s liveliness of mind and style has enabled him to make a mass of information. More by H.D.F. Kitto. Poiesis: Structure and Thought (Sather Classical Lectures). H.D.F. Kitto. from: $ Form and Meaning in Drama. H.D.F. Kitto. from: $ H. D. F. Kitto Humphrey Davy Findley Kitto, FBA (6 February – 21 January ) was a British classical scholar of Cornish ancestry. He was born in Stroud, .

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Aristotle Author of books including The Nicomachean Ethics. Somewhat dated by now, in some respects, but can still be read profitably today.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jul 09, Piker rated it liked it Shelves: Member feedback about Morio Agata: Then again I suppose had Demosthenes been an active politician in s Britain rather than in Ancient Athens things might have worked out better all round, but given he reached the wrong conclusion in his own time, he’s a role model to be wary of.

That said, this is certainly one of my favorite informal history books, despite its age — by virtue of its overall artfulness and emphasis on clear and simple explanation partnered with due elaboration, and an overall excellent progression and pacing, noted exceptions noted.

Wheare Professor J. Very useful but I found it very hard going. He attacked poets who didn’t buy into his view of the world, Kitto says, particularly those who had “unworthy ideas of the Deity” and at odds with “Plato’s conception of the absolute, eternal deity, which prepared the world for the reception of a universal religion” The “Greek element in Christianity is considerable, and it derives from Plato.

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Life He was born to Laurence and Alice Gomme, noted folklore experts. Athens takes center stage but Sparta and Ionia are also covered. Behold those who wear soft raiment are in kings’ houses. Kitto believes classical Greece was special, yet in the end his book makes it seem that this civilization in so many ways is essentially similar to the other civilizations of that era.

Philip Matyszak Author of 30 books including Legionary: Here we have history written not by an archaeologist, but by a classicist whose head is brimming over with the life of his subject, who knows not only their stories but their language. Of the three Theban plays Antigone is the third in order of the events depicted in the plays, but it is the first that was written.

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To him I trace my passion for The Iliad and my love for Homer in general. Member feedback about Duncan D. Only 7 kiitto in stock – order soon. Available for download now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Another curiosity is his view of ancient Tyrants as gentlemen, which lives me wondering how in a couple of thousand years time the tyrants of our own time will be seen. Trojan War literature Revolvy Brain revolvybrain geography of the meditteranean Judith Green greenjudith.

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Most ancient cultures disappeared with scarcely a trace, their effect upon our modern way of life of little consequence. From war, civil life, and politics, to art, science, and philosophy, the Greeks reinvented it all through careful balance. Member feedback about The Greeks book: The British Academy consists of world-leading scholars and researchers in the humanities hdc social sciences.

Greek appreciation for the fullness of ktto human condition is exemplified by art and philosophy which took the body seriously, delighted in the senses while never forgetting the higher things. I enjoyed this book a lot.

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Some may grouse about old-fashioned Kitto’s style is and how willing he is to explain away the flaws of ancient Greece, completely missing out on his opening note that the ancient Greek would have found himself, the modern, to be uncivilized kjtto to his hxf personal physical softness compared the Greek ideal of citizen being a well-rounded person, as able to march 20 miles across rough country in war and plow his stead in peace as to recite from Homer and debate in the agora.

Australian musicians Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Then again, he describes the then Orthodox view that Athenian women lived in ‘oriental seclusion’, but the point about seclusion is that we don’t know what happens behind closed doors, or quite what the gender dynamic is. If you’re going to read one book about Classical Greece then this is it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Forum on Education Abroad.

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People from Gloucestershire Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. It is thought to have been renamed Oedipus Tyrannus to distinguish it from another of Sophocles’ plays, Oedipus at Colonus.

Works In the Mountains of Greece Related to this is the Greek concept of the polis; for them, hdff polis wasn’t merely a city in which they lived, it was the community through which they fulfilled human nature itself.

Now over sixty years old, is it still worth reading?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A hugely impressive, revelatory read. Evidence of Pericles’ wisdom, yes, but the Athenian common sense on that occasion was to rush out to battle.