The Classical Tradition by Anthony Grafton (Editor); Glenn W. Most (Editor); Salvatore Settis (Editor)
Publication Date: 2010-10-25
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus sirens to an ambulance? 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 scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science.