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Greek People explains the ancient classical Greek world by focusing on individual personalities--what is known about them and their world views. Both famous and everyday individuals become lenses through which the reader can understand the values and characteristics of ancient Greece.
Table of contents
Preface Illustrations and Maps Chronology 1. After Homer: A New Age Finds Its Voice—Archilochus of Paros, Poet, Soldier, Illegitimate Son 2. A World of Iron and Tyrants: Hesiod the Bard, Polycrates of Samos, and Eupalinus the Engineer 3. The Panhellenic Games: Phayllus of Croton—An Early Sports Hero 4. Eros Unchained: Bisexuality Among the Greeks—Sappho of Lesbos, Harmodius and Aristogiton of Athens, Theodotus and His Lovers 5. The Problem with Persia: East Against West—Polygnotus, Politics, and Paintbrushes 6. A Gilded Edge for a Golden Age: Aspasia the Courtesan in Periclean Athens 7. Rowdies, Rogues, and Robbers: The Other Side of Law in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Athens—Eratosthenes the Adulterer, Conon the Thug, “Clytemnestra” the Poisoner, Diogeiton the Embezzler, and Phormio the Con-Artist 8. Hellenistic Science, Technology, and Fantasy: Alexander and His Submarine Adventure Epilogue Appendix: People of Atlantis: Plato's Imagination--or Recycled Minoans? Glossary and Pronunciation Guide Acknowledgments Illustration Credits Index
Professor Robert B. Kebric teaches Greek and Roman History, History of the Olympic Games, and the Humanities at the University of Louisville. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Greek People, and the companion volume of Roman People. He was born in Palo Alto, California, and attended the University of Southern California, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Binghamton University in New York. He has been a historical consultant to Time-Life Books and is a published photographer. He has directed and taught programs of study in Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, and Israel, and spends extended periods in England, Australia, and Hawaii. He lives with his wife, Judith Hartung Kebric, and four basenjis in Louisville, Kentucky.