Histoires Grecques: Snapshots from Antiquity (Revealing Antiquity)

Maurice Sartre


In a sequence of tremendous snapshots, every one a special little bit of a bigger tale, Maurice Sartre’s Histoires Grecques spans the grand narrative of Greek tradition over one thousand years and an enormous expanse of land and sea. From Homer to Damascius, from contemporary discoveries in Kandahar to an account of the homicide of Hypatia in 415 CE, every one photograph captures a second within the heritage of Greek civilization. jointly they give a clean point of view on an historic tradition whose wealth and intensity of inspiration, sort and multiplicity of accomplishments, and excellent continuity via time and area have made it the Western world’s tradition of reference.

A textual fragment, a coin, an epigraph: each one artifact and photo launches Sartre―and his readers―on a trip into the sensible mysteries of Greek civilization. starting from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean international, those excursions―step by means of step, second via moment―finally volume to a wide ranging imaginative and prescient of 1 of an important civilizations of all time. Histoires Grecques indicates the newcomer and the pro pupil alike how background itself is written―and imparts the adventure, and the excitement, of getting to know background as discrete tales obvious during the eyes of 1 of the main eminent historians of historical Greece.

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