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Prologue ; 1. Significant Others: Us v. Them ; 2. Inventing the Past: History v. Myth ; Entr'acte: Others in Images and Images of Others ; 3. Alien Wisdom: Greeks v. Barbarians ; 4. Engendering History: Men v. Women ; 5. In the Club: Citizens v. Aliens ; 6. Of Inhuman Bondage: Free v. Slave ; 7. Knowing Your Place: Gods v. Mortals ; Epilogue ; Further Reading ; Bibliography ; Index
Paul Cartledge is Reader in Greek History at the University of Cambridge. His publications include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Greece (CUP, 1997) and The Greeks (BBC, 2001).
a study of the rise of a mentality, written in brilliant style, important, sometimes iconoclastic * Il pensiero politico * Cartledge's The Greeks is bracingly enthusiastic with inter-disciplinary influences and interests. * The Sunday Times * With The Greeks Cartledge has achieved an up-to-date synthesis of Hellenic central concepts, thus furnishing teachers of ancient history and civilization with a valuable instrument, as I experienced in Greece when teaching European youth about their identity. * Mnemosyne * He adopts a lightly unusual approach and discusses the 'dominant' group - male citizens - in its relations with woman, slaves, barbarians and the gods. It is an interesting approach. * Contemporary Review * lively, and very topical, book ... I know of no better book with which to introduce this 'portrait of self and others' to students at the sixth-form level or above. * Greece & Rome * the lively and succinct development of many ancient nad modern arguments makes The Greeks a welcome and timely contribution to a number of continuing and important debates * Times Literary Supplement * * Philip Howard, The Times * Paul Cartledge's sharp and unsentimental new introduction to [the Greeks'] mentality ... forcefully shows that freedom-loving citizens could live at ease among hordes of slaves. * Boyd Tonkin, New Statesman & Society * Review from previous edition a useful antidote to British sentimentality about ancient Greece * Philip Howard, The Times *