|Nigel Spivey & Michael Squire|
|Pages/Publication Date:||368 / 2004|
The world of ancient Greece and Rome still enthralls us like few others can, and it remains the starting point for any understanding of philosophy, science, literature, and art. Re-evaluating long-held views of these cultures in light of recent scholarship, Nigel Spivey and Michael Squire come to new conclusions about Greco-Roman views on politics, the economy, cultural identity, gender, racism, and diet. The more than 500 color and black and white photographs include images of vases, statuary, murals, and such architectural achievements as the Parthenon, the Pantheon, and the villas of Pompeii. The reference section includes biographies, an introduction to classical mythology, a glossary of technical terms and vase shapes, and a timeline.