In the Footsteps of the Gods: Travellers to Greece and the Quest for the Hellenic Ideal

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Gladiators and goddesses, philosophers and poets, epic battles and romantic landscapes - the classical world has for centuries captivated and inspired the west. But what provoked the shift from the western world's love-affair with classical Rome and its manifestation in the Renaissance, to the Hellenic world? The decisive switch in focus and taste from Rome to Greece began in the 17th century, when a succession of travellers - mainly from France and England - journeyed to Greece and what is now Turkey and rediscovered the ...

In the Footsteps of the Gods: Travellers to Greece and the Quest for the Hellenic Ideal 2011, Tauris Parke Paperbacks, London

ISBN-13: 9781848855458

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