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Meet the Author: Paul Cartledge

Paul Cartledge is A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge, and has written and edited many books on the Ancient Greek world. He also served as chief historical consultant for the BBC television series The Greeks. His new book, Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities, takes the city as its starting point, revealing just how central the polis (‘city-state’ or ‘citizen-state’) was to Hellenic cultural achievements. He tells us more about the book in the video below, made by the nice people at Meet the Author.

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  1. [...] Paul Cartledge is A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Clare College, Cambridge. His new book, Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities, provides a highly original introduction to ancient Greece that takes the city as its starting point. He uses the history of eleven cities – out of over a thousand – to illuminate the most important and informative aspects of Greek history. In the original post below, Professor Cartledge talks about the recent publicity surrounding his claim that the ancient Greeks introduced the grape-vine and viticulture to what is today’s South of France. [...]

  2. Malcolm White

    Dear Professor Cartledge,
    I have recently passed my MA course with the OU on Slavery in Classical Athens, I wish to persue the same subject in Minoan Crete, I have several obvious books. Can you help me please with any suggestions for ‘must see’ reading. My Tutor was Dr Caroline Hamilton, who suggested that I might contact experts for help.
    Yours respectfully
    Malcolm White

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