The Classical Tradition

Paperback / softback by Ingo Gildenhard, Michael Silk, Rosemary Barrow

The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought presents an authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging guide to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of large aspects of Western culture as a whole from a classical perspective.

  • Features a unique combination of chronological range, cultural scope, coherent argument, and unified analysis
  • Written in a lively, engaging, and elegant manner
  • Presents an innovative overview of the afterlife of antiquity
  • Crosses disciplinary boundaries to make new sense of a rich variety of material, rarely brought together
  • Fully illustrated with a mix of color and black & white images
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Format: Paperback / softback, 536 pages Language: English
Dimension: 168 x 31 x 244mm ISBN10: 1405155507
Weight: 816g ISBN13: 9781405155502
Publication Date: 16 Oct 2017 Publisher: Wiley


Michael Silk is Emeritus Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature at King's College London, UK, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

Ingo Gildenhard, is Reader in Classics and the Classical Tradition at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, UK.

Rosemary Barrow (d. 2016) was Reader in Classical Art and Reception at the University of Roehampton, London, UK.


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