The Classical Tradition


How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus' sirens to an ambulance's? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. Arranged alphabetically from Academy to Zoology, the essays - designed and written to serve ...

The Classical Tradition 2013, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674072275

Trade paperback

The Classical Tradition 2010, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674035720