Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) was one of the greatest historians of the nineteenth century. He was professor of History and the History of Art at the University of Basel from 1858 to 1893, and was a mentor to Friedrich Nietzsche.
The Greeks and Greek Civilization
Jacob Burckhardt; Edited and with an Introduction by Oswyn Murray; Translated by Sheila Stern
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
In 1872, Jacob Burckhardt, one of the preeminent historians of classical and Renaissance culture, presented this revolutionary work, which portrays ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world...