Who Needs Greek? (Paperback)

Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism

By Simon Goldhill

Cambridge University Press, 9780521011761, 334pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2002

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Who Needs Greek? is an interdisciplinary study of arguments on what ancient Greece has meant to western culture from the ancient world to today. The battles between artists and literary critics, historians and journalists, politicians and scholars, are often violent, hilarious, and always passionate. This cutting-edge cultural history ranges from ancient Greece via the Renaissance to modern opera, and treats a central question of culture in a way which will intrigue academics as well as a more general audience.