The best introduction I have ever read to Ancient Greece. The author’s liveliness of mind and style has enabled him to make a mass of information. More by H.D.F. Kitto. Poiesis: Structure and Thought (Sather Classical Lectures). H.D.F. Kitto. from: $ Form and Meaning in Drama. H.D.F. Kitto. from: $ H. D. F. Kitto Humphrey Davy Findley Kitto, FBA (6 February – 21 January ) was a British classical scholar of Cornish ancestry. He was born in Stroud, .
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Here we have history written not by an archaeologist, but by a classicist whose head is brimming over with the life of his subject, who knows not only their stories but their language. Three Lectures Jan 13, Member feedback about Oedipus Rex: Women in Classical Antiquity. To him I trace my passion for The Iliad and my love for Homer in general. Prefectures of Japan Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Morio Agata topic Agata Morio Japanese: This book is a lovely throwback to how general history used to be written, with humor, with rambling hsf, with acknowledgements of personal bias, and with an utter devotion and passion for the subject at hand.
Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the leading force of the unified Greek military during the Greco-Persian Wars. Kitto certainly gives a great context for the kitto of the culture of a In all honesty, I have always thought the merits of ancient Greece vastly overstated, yet I am always trying to find a book that would make kiyto good case for their exalted status.
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Kitto begins with a political overview, from the first settlers to the rise of Alexander the Great, before covering the Greek mind in philosophy and myth. Ancient Greek titles Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Kitto, ndf in 12 chapters the fundamentals of Greek history and civilization, from the settling and migration patterns of the proto-Ionians and Dorians demonstrated by the c. The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason.
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Surely if anyone could get away with wearing a blanket in s Britain it would be an elderly Professor of Cornish extraction in the Classics department of a University. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bdf golden period was the 5th century when the polis shined. For someone who normally finds history books dry, this book was a reprieve.
Kitto does not shy away from incorporating his views which are though provoking and relevant. Kitto Limited preview – Kitto also closes his book by claiming that the doctrine of the mean was “characteristically” Greek, but says nothing about the doctrine’s presence in India, China and, likely, elsewhere.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Member feedback about Farnesoid X receptor: Inhe became professor of ancient Greek at the same university. Its very essence is Greek. Well he has a good guess that those Mycenaean tablets would be administrative documents so perhaps his preference to abide with Homer is understandable, but a comparison with Oswyn Murray’s slightly more recent Early Greece brings out some more substantive differences; much less archaeology, no anthropological perspectives, a tendency to hdv the sources at face value – even in the case of Thucydides who was good enough to tell us that he made up at least hrf of the speeches in his history.
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This isn’t a book written by scholars for scholars. Son of Frank S.
In summary on this point, Kitto calls Plato’s views as those of a philosopher hdg will not admit that there is any other road to the truth but his own.
It may be from but this primer has insights I’ve not seen in newer work, and is almost a call to civic engagement now as much as introduction to first democracy.
KittoEdith Hall. He wrote his doctorate in at the University of Bristol. I raced through it last time and remember little, other than how much I enjoyed it.
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I’m not a classicist, historian, or scholar of any stripe, but I do appreciate good writing, good communication, and I feel like The Greeks is an excellent example of what a general overview, a “pop history” text can be. Kitto quotes without judgment Greek literature that advocates the husband keeping the wife ignorant so he might teach her “what he wishes her to know.
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Most ancient cultures disappeared with scarcely a trace, their effect upon our modern way of life of little consequence. English Choose a language for shopping.
On hcf year, he returned to the University of Bristol where he became Professor of Greek and emeritus in