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The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Peter Green


A combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from the author—Pericles and the “democracy” of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny—but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity and for those who spoke with “an individual voice.” The studies cover both history and literature, Greece and Rome. They range from the real nature of Athenian society to poets as diverse as Sappho and Juvenal, and all of them, without laboring any par ... More

Keywords: ancient history, literature, virtues, antiquity, Greece, Rome, Athenian society, Sappho, Juvenal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520255074
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255074.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Green, author