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Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Ancient Greece Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people men and women children and the elderly slaves and foreigners rich and poor Robert Garland presents a wealth

  • Title: Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization
  • Author: Robert Garland
  • ISBN: 9781454909088
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor Robert Garland presents a wealth of fascinating, sometimes surprising information about our spiritual, cultural, and intellectual ancestors during this influential period Did Greeks share our notion of ro Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor Robert Garland presents a wealth of fascinating, sometimes surprising information about our spiritual, cultural, and intellectual ancestors during this influential period Did Greeks share our notion of romantic love How stable was the family How did they relax What did they eat Why was it desirable to be a slave than a day laborer Were they really cultivated than we are Unique and descriptive, the attractive volume include includes images throughout, as well as maps.

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    About "Robert Garland"

    1. Robert Garland

      Dr Robert S.J Garland is the Roy D and Margaret B Wooster Professor of the Classics at Colgate University He earned his B.A in Classics from Manchester University, his M.A in Classics from McMaster University, and his Ph.D in Ancient History from University College London.A former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the George Grote Ancient History Prize, Professor Garland has educated students and audiences at a variety of levels In addition to teaching classics at Colgate University, he has taught English and Drama to secondary school students and lectured at universities throughout Britain as well as the British School of Archaeology in Athens.Professor Garland is the author of numerous articles in both academic and popular journals and books capturing details of all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life, including The Greek Way of Life From Conception to Old Age Introducing New Gods The Politics of Athenian Religion and Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks His expertise has been featured in The History Channel s Last Stand of the 300, and he has repeatedly served as a consultant for educational film companies.

    321 Comments

    1. This book see-saws between an academic style and a folksy style that is sometimes jarring. Garland can be writing along a bit dustily, and then refer to a woman as an "old hag" or a call someone "an ungrateful old sod." That lack of editorial control seemed to haunt this book. Robert Garland isn't the best writer in the world, but I still learned quite a bit and was fascinated by quite a bit more. NOTE: This appears to be a remastered version of a book published earlier, but from a different pub [...]


    2. Great if you want a quick, general history of ancient Greece. Book had lots of information that my ancient Greek history class covered in college. It is easy to read and therefore good for both novices and people who are familiar with some aspects of ancient Greek life. I would be interested in reading some of Garlands other books on cultures I am not as familiar with.


    3. I started reading this book for research--and found myself really enjoying it. (Perhaps not so unusual. I am a self-proclaimed history geek, after all.) This is arranged perfectly for perusing and quick look-ups. Those with only a casual interest shouldn't have a hard time reading and understanding this.The only problem I noticed was that sometimes the author wasn't clear that such and such was a norm at one point in history, while at another point it wasn't. That was only a few times, however. [...]


    4. The information provided in this book is unreliable. For example, in one chapter the author claims that in Spartan society "wives could be loaned to an interested third party with the agreement of the husband in cases where the husband was elderly or infertile". In another, he claims that "the Greeks had no concept of male infertility".


    5. This was an excellent book on everyday life in the ancient Greek world. Garland covers pretty much everything that's only mentioned briefly in the histories. His writing is accessible and engaging. Recommended.


    6. A solid introduction to the Greek world and life in ancient Greece. No controversies or surprises but a straight forward history at an introductory level of the Ur society of Western culture. I enjoyed it but I have seen most of this material in other treatments of the Greeks.


    7. This was a great book to read after reading the Odyssey. A great history on the ancient Greek life and it makes a lot of references to the Odyssey. I highly reccomend it to history buffs and literary lovers who want to put in some more historical context to the Greek Classics they read.



    8. Informative and accessible. Great for middle school and high school students and teachers, and a great resource for college students as well.



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