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  1. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)
    Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)
    Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)
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  2. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)

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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining—and historically unassailable—journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago.

In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation—yet they kept slaves. The glorious verses of the Iliad recount a conflict in which rage and outrage spur men to action and suggest that their “bellicose society of gleaming metals and rattling weapons” is not so very distant from more recent campaigns of “shock and awe.” And, centuries before Zorba, Greece was a land where music, dance, and freely flowing wine were essential to the high life. Granting equal time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our attention to the legacies of an ancient and enduring worldview.

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Country
USA
Author
Thomas Cahill
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Thomas Cahill
EAN
9780385495547
Feature
Sailing the Wine Dark Sea Why the Greeks Matter
ISBN
0385495544
Label
Anchor
Manufacturer
Anchor
MPN
2MD6NZ0002AL
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
352
PartNumber
2MD6NZ0002AL
PublicationDate
2004-07-27
Publisher
Anchor
ReleaseDate
2004-07-27
Studio
Anchor
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