The best introduction I have ever read to Ancient Greece. The author’s liveliness of mind and style has enabled him to make a mass of information. More by H.D.F. Kitto. Poiesis: Structure and Thought (Sather Classical Lectures). H.D.F. Kitto. from: $ Form and Meaning in Drama. H.D.F. Kitto. from: $ H. D. F. Kitto Humphrey Davy Findley Kitto, FBA (6 February – 21 January ) was a British classical scholar of Cornish ancestry. He was born in Stroud, .

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kittp Athens takes center stage but Sparta and Ionia are also covered. They are often ineffectual at admonishing main actors or interfering with the main plot. And when we hail the Greeks, is it Alexander’s underlings we have in mind? Member feedback about Semitic languages: Greek appreciation for the fullness of the human condition is exemplified by art and philosophy which took the body seriously, delighted in the senses while never forgetting the higher things.

Endearingly but perplexingly he often uses circas British-isms. Wonderful book focusing on the Greek people from their formation until just prior to their assimilation by Alexander the Great.

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Jun 10, David Withun rated it it was amazing Shelves: The British Academy consists of world-leading scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Jan 30, Fergal rated it it was amazing. He attacked poets who didn’t buy into his view of the world, Kitto says, particularly those who had “unworthy ideas of the Deity” and at odds with “Plato’s conception of the absolute, eternal deity, which prepared the world for the reception of a universal religion” The “Greek element in Christianity is considerable, and it derives from Plato.

Calderon SN, Coop A I read this book to find out where my classmates would be starting from.


They played local clubs and were spotted by en Songs whose lyrics are set in London. Contrast this to modern scholarship, in which subject matter is often written about in a manner that is clinically dry at best and utterly disdainful of both the topic and its context at worse. The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East.

Member feedback about Duncan D. This book is the one that really caught my imagination and fired me up about the Greeks. The author presents–frequently in the words of the Greeks themselves–the formation of the people as a nation, the nature of the country, the impact of Homer, and the rise and decline of the city-state.

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In summary on this point, Kitto calls Plato’s views as those of a philosopher “who will not admit that there is any other road to the truth but his own. What caught my eye was Kitto’s comparison of Athens with the Britain of the s, something that seemed particularly marked in the middle of the book.

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I’ll get another, just as good. Always interesting, at times he takes my breath away and brings tears to my eyes. Jul 10, Tatiana rated it it was amazing Shelves: In English we retain a few of these cases in pronouns only. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


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Large engineering teams are usually interdisciplinary, as a power station or mobile phone or other project requires the melding of several specialties. Rather than trying to arrive at the conclusion that the culture of ancient Greece deserves our admiration the author starts with it and then proceeds to write its hagiography for the rest of the book.

This list is arranged alphabetically by surname if available. He argues that the notion that the slavery that existed in Greece resembled our modern idea of slave Marvelous, brief, witty but serious introduction to ancient Greece. For Kitto, Plato was emblematic of Greece’s decline.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Member feedback about Shoko Aida: The Greeks Penguin History Feb 28, At the age of twelve John Kitto fell on his head from a rooftop, and became totally and permanently deaf. My background growing up with a parent who had not just studied classics, but who wrote books about Greece and Rome alongside translations of ancient texts does not make me an ideal test for the use of The Greeks as an introduction, but from what I can see it does seem to do the job it sets out to do.