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Pedro Olalla

Greece's Minor History

A Humanist Look at an Agitated Past

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April 2012

384 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Historia menor de Grecia

Historia menor de Grecia goes directly to historical sources to capture in literary form a revealing collection of human gestures: decisions, testimonies, examples of good behaviour, history’s minor facts and “second-fiddle” characters all of which illustrate the shaping and survival of the humanist spirit from Antiquity through to the present day. This is a vibrant account of minor episodes, all of them surprising and hitherto unknown. Their heroes are not Greek or Persian, but men. Historia menor de Grecia is a warning about the fragility of culture and helps us to understand that the only possible civilisation is one that unites men against barbarism.

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«An indispensable book».
El País

«Historia menor de Grecia is an exceptional, perfectly accessible book that will endure through time. It instructs, delights, invites reflection, while also acting as a warning».
El Correo

«Each small chapter is like a Polaroid snapshot in which the literary imagination unites with the most serious historical knowledge».
El País

«This splendid book, of essential cultural importance, takes the form of a series of brief vignettes».
La Vanguardia

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