La herencia viva de los clásicos: Tradiciones, aventuras e by Mary Beard

By Mary Beard

“Este libro –nos cube Mary Beard, los angeles más grande figura genuine de los estudios clásicos- es un viaje guiado por el mundo clásico, desde el palacio prehistórico de Knossos, en Creta, hasta el imaginario poblado de Astérix, en las Galias”. En él nos habla de personajes famosos, como Alejandro el Magno o Nerón, pero también de l. a. gente común, de los esclavos, los soldados o los millones de ciudadanos del Imperio que vivían bajo un régimen de ocupación militar. Este libro recupera sus vidas y costumbres; pero su objeto critical es el de enseñarnos a disfrutar de l. a. riqueza que representa los angeles herencia de los clásicos, donde hay mucho que sigue siendo vivo y palpitante. Un campo del saber que no es sólo tradición, sino también aventura e innovación, donde queda mucho por descubrir y debatir acerca de los más diversos temas: de cuán importante fue realmente Cleopatra, de si Calígula no fue más que un chalado o de cómo se las arreglaron los romanos para adquirir tantos esclavos. “Si los romanos hubieran podido contar en su tiempo con Mary Beard –ha dicho un crítico-  conservarían todavía el Imperio”. 

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In 1936, he was transferred to Geneva as a delegate in the disarmament division of the Secretariat of the League of Nations. Two years later, Field was sent to Spain with a League of Nations committee to oversee the repatriation of foreign participants in the civil war. Disillusioned with the league because of its inability to prevent the defeat of the Spanish republic and the aggression of Hitler, he resigned in 1940, ending his career in the service of the United States government. At the end of 1940, Noel and Herta Field took over joint direction of the Marseilles office of the Unitarian Service Committee (USC) and two years later, after the Germans had occupied Vichy, France, he became the USC's European director with an office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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