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  • Songs on Bronzeby Nigel Spivey

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 8.99

    A vivid, uninhibited retelling of the classic Greek stories Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths, which, in a multicultural society, are recognized more than ever as stories without equal. Most of us would like to know the Greek myths better... more...

  • How Art Made the Worldby Nigel Spivey

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    By the charismatic host of the PBS miniseries ?How Art Made the World,? a compelling and gorgeously illustrated account of how humans made art and how art makes us human more...

  • The Ancient Olympicsby Nigel Spivey

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means.Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors... more...

  • Greek Sculptureby Nigel Spivey

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Explains the social function and aesthetic achievement of Greek sculpture from c.750 BC to the end of antiquity. more...

  • Put Out More Flagsby Evelyn Waugh; Nigel Spivey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    What happened to the characters of DECLINE AND FALL and VILE BODIES when the war broke out? PUT OUT MORE FLAGS shows them adjusting to the changing social pattern of the times. Some of them play a valorous part; others, like the scapegrace Basil Sea, disclose their incorrigible habit of self-preservation in all circumstances. Basil's contribution to... more...

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