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Edith Hall is one of Britain's foremost classicists, having held posts at the universities of Royal Holloway, Cambridge, Durham, Reading, and Oxford. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen works on the ancient world. She teaches at King's College London and lives in Gloucestershire.
"A hearty, delightful voyage through 2,000 years of Greek history, written with wit and verve and deep insight." -- Mark Gamin - Cleveland Plain Dealer "A superb introduction, informative and inspiring. With deep expertise and unabashed enthusiasm, Edith Hall surveys the whole history of the ancient Greeks and pinpoints the shared traits that explain their enduring achievements." -- Sheila Murnaghan, professor of classics studies and Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek at the University of Pennsylvania "Vivacious and learned. . . . Filled with striking anecdotes and little-known facts, this book will delight any student of the ancient Greek world." -- Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University, author of The Poison King "Edith Hall's characteristically original approach to the world of classical antiquity is on full display. . . . Hall will accompany the reader on a voyage of both pleasure and discovery." -- Froma Zeitlin, Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature, emerita, Princeton University "New and groundbreaking." -- Paul Cartledge, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge, and the author of The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others "[Hall's] insights into cultural history can be penetrating and acute. . . . [She] is an engaging writer and an acute scholar." -- James Romm - Wall Street Journal