Mary Beard, John Henderson
Title: The Classics (A Brief Insight)
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Sterling September 2010
1402775318 / 9781402775314
Seller ID: 20100923178742
Mary Beard and John Henderson link a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to classics within modern culture-from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur. Rather than focusing on the traditional retelling of the classics, the authors concentrate on one particular artifact-the friezes from the Temple of Apollo at Bassae in Arcadia-as a springboard to explore, define, and debate the relationship between our contemporary world and the ancient one.