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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

By Cahill, Thomas




In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated. In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European tribes into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, to the formation of the city-states, to the birth of Western literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, art, and architecture, Cahill makes the distant past relevant to the present. Greek society is one of the two primeval influences on the Western world: While Jews gave us our value system, the Greeks set the foundation and framework for our intellectual lives. They are responsible for our vocabulary, our logic, and our entire system of categorization. They provided the intellectual tools we bring to bear on problems in philosophy, mathematics, medicine, physics, and the other sciences. Their modes of thinking, considered in classical times to be the pinnacle of human achievement, are largely responsible for the shape that the Christian religion took. But, as Cahill points out, the Greeks left a less appealing bequest as well. They created Western militarism and, in making the warrior the ultimate ideal, perpetrated the assumption that only males could be entrusted with the duties of citizenship. The consequences of their exclusion of women from the political sphere and the social segregation of the sexes continue to reverberate today. Full of surprising, often controversial, insights, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea is a remarkable intellectual adventure--conducted by the most companionable guide imaginable. Cahill's knowledge of his sources is so intimate that he has made his own fresh translations of the Greek lyric poets for this volume.From the Hardcover edition.


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New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Doubleday, 2003. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full blue cloth-patterned hardcover. Jacket is not price clipped. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall an EXCELLENT book in a VERY GOOD dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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New York: Nan A Talese. Doubleday , 2003. Hardcover. As New/fine. " History as narratives of grace, in the Series of Volumes , titled : " The Hinges of History " , the story of great gift-givers of the Western world. This voume about the Greeks who invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft, the formation of city-states, birth of Western literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, art, and architecture - The foundation and framework for our intellectual lives. " .....Authored Thomas Cahill, born 1940 , American scholar, and author of Seven volumes, witty and stylish : " Hinges Of History Series " ; formative moments in Western Civilization.....Initial volumes in the Series are titled : " How The Irish Saved Civilization " .... " Thes Gifts Of The Jews " ...Book is with Introduction ( TheWay They Came ) ....( 1 ) The Warrior ....( 2 ) The Wanderer .... ( 3 ) The Poet .... ( 4 ) The Politician And The Playwright .....( 54 ) The Philosopher.... ( 6 ) The Artist ......( 7 ) The Way They Went ( Greco-Roman Meets Judeo- Christian ) . The Greek Alphabet. Pronouncing Glossagy. Notes and Sources. Chronology. Index. With a dsrtinguished, informative , and fascinating section of captioned glossy, B &W, plates of ancient Greek masterpieces. Blackcolored cloth book with gilt lettering on the spine ( 5 5/8 X 8 1/2 X 1 ) 304 pages. Book weighs 1 poound. sku 10259

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New York: Nan Talese / Doubleday, 2003. New York: Talese/Doubleday, 2003. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 304 p. Black and white photographs. Signed by author on title page. The fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series. Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Gift inscription. Price clipped. Fine in near fine dustjacket in mylar cover.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2003. November 2003 Stated First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Cahill on the title page, in blue ink. FINE in NEAR FINE, price intact dust jacket. Fresh, clean, unmarked (other than signature) and tightly bound in blue hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Pages and printed endpapers pristine. Unclipped color pictorial jacket is bright and clean: no tears or chips. Slight shelf-rub to jacket edges. Binding tight, spine and boards straight. Cahill brings "his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece." This is the fourth volume in his Hinges of History series 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". xiv + 304 text pages (including index) plus 32 pages of black & white photos.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

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Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. 0385495536 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This is the fourth installment of the Hinges in History series. Signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. . Fine. 2003. First Edition.

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New York: Random House Large Type, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. . Clean and crisp (looks unread). Large Type Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips. Large Type.

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New York: Nan A. Talese, 2003. First edition, first printing. Fine in original blue boards and fine pictorial dust jacket.. Octavo. 304 pages. Illustrated with several reproductions of black-and-white photographs, pictorial endpapers.

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Sailing the Wine Dark Sea.

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New York: Nan a Talese, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very good. 8vo. pp. (17), 304, b/w illustrations, illustrated eps, ""The author examines ancient Greek civilization through a number of specific roles that underpinned that society, such as the warrior, the politician, and the philosopher. He delves into their development and shows how they exemplified and perpetuated the different aspects of behavior and thought that defined their times.…

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 2003. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fourth in the author's "The Hinges of History" series, which also includes HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION, THE GIFTS OF THE JEWS, and DESIRE OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS: The World Before and After Jesus. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with pictorial endpapers in color. Fine (shows small price erasure on ffep), in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. NF2/ NF37

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New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

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New York: Doubleday, 2003. First. hardcover. very good/fine. Illus. 8vo, 1/2 blue cloth, d.w. New York: Doubleday, (2003). Very good

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New York, NY: Doubleday, 2003. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. American First. Complete number line from 1 to 10; minor wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with black and white photographs of Greek works of art..

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New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

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New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

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New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown. .. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 2003. FINE HARDCOVER. Blue cloth in blue pictorial jacket. In like new condition. 304 pp., the fourth volume of the Hinges of History Series.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 6 x 8".

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