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Classics

By: Mary Beard, John Henderson
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
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Summary

We are all classicists - we come into touch with the classics on a daily basis: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences, however, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the classics differ from their original reality?

This introduction to the classics begins with a visit to the British Museum to view the frieze which once decorated the Apollo Temple a Bassae. Through these sculptures, John Henderson and Mary Beard prompt us to consider the significance of the study of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philosophy, and culture, its source of imagery, and the reasons for the continuation of these images into and beyond the 20th century.

Designed for the general listener and student alike, A Very Short Introduction to Classics challenges listeners to adopt a fresh approach to the Classics as a major cultural influence, both in the ancient world and 20th-century - emphasizing the continuing need to understand and investigate this enduring subject.

©1995 Mary Beard and John Henderson (P)2021 Tantor

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I think they could've pronounced Elgin correctly. unless the pronunciation of the town and name has changed drastically in Scotland since then.

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