A Very Short Introduction
Mary Bread and John Henderson
This Very Short Introduction to Classics links a Haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeus of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture – from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur.
‘The authors show us that Classics is a “modern” and sexy subject. They succeed brilliantly in this regard … nobody could fial to be informed and entertained – and the accent of the book is provocative and stimulating.’
John Godwin, Times Literary Supplement
‘Statues and slavery, temples and tragedies, museum, marbles, and mythology – this provocative guide to the Classics demysties its varied subject-matter while seducing the reader with the obvious enthusiasm and pleasure which mark its writing.’