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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter, THOMAS CAHILL

Author Name    THOMAS CAHILL

Title   Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Used - Good

Publisher    Random House Inc July 2004

ISBN Number    0385495544 / 9780385495547

Seller ID   338253

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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore " the hinges of history, " Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining-- and historically unassailable-- journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago.
In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation-- yet they kept slaves. The glorious verses of the Iliad recount a conflict in which rage and outrage spur men to action and suggest that their " bellicose society of gleaming metals and rattling weapons" is not so very distant from more recent campaigns of " shock and awe." And, centuries before Zorba, Greece was a land where music, dance, and freely flowing wine were essential to the high life. Granting equal time to the sacred and the profane, Cahill rivets our attention to the legacies of an ancient and enduring worldview.

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