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Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter, Thomas Cahill

Label
Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter
Title
Sailing the wine-dark sea
Title remainder
why the Greeks matter
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cahill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore "the hinges of history," Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining--and historically unassailable--journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation--yet they kept slaves. The glorious verses of the Iliad recount a conflict in which rage and outrage spur men to action and suggest that their "bellicose society of gleaming metals and rattling weapons" is not so very distant from more recent campaigns of "shock and awe." And, centuries before Zorba, Greece was a land where music, dance, and freely flowing wine were essential to the high life. Granting equal time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our attention to the legacies of an ancient and enduring worldview
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Cataloging source
BGU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahill, Thomas
Dewey number
909.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DF77
LC item number
.C28 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Hinges of history
Series volume
v. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greece
  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Western
  • Greece
Label
Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter, Thomas Cahill
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Way they came -- Warrior -- How to fight -- Wanderer -- How to feel -- Poet -- How to party -- Politician and the playwright -- How to rule -- Philosopher -- How to think -- Artist -- How to see -- Way they went -- Greco-Roman meets Judeo-Christian -- Greek alphabet
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 304 pages, [32] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036846249
Label
Sailing the wine-dark sea : why the Greeks matter, Thomas Cahill
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Way they came -- Warrior -- How to fight -- Wanderer -- How to feel -- Poet -- How to party -- Politician and the playwright -- How to rule -- Philosopher -- How to think -- Artist -- How to see -- Way they went -- Greco-Roman meets Judeo-Christian -- Greek alphabet
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 304 pages, [32] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036846249

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