The Spartan Tradition in European Thought
By (author) Elizabeth Rawson
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Spartan Tradition in European Thought by Elizabeth Rawson
Book DescriptionAncient polemics on Sparta (by Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, and others) have had a remarkable afterlife in the political and educational thought of Renaissance Italy, the France of the Philosophes, Whig England, and Nazi Germany. This book outlines the little we know of ancient Sparta, describes Greek reaction to the ambiguous institutions of the great rival to democratic Athens, makes a first attempt to follow the subsequent fortunes of the debate, and indicates Sparta's role over twenty-five centuries in the intellectual history of Europe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198147336
(214mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The collected papers of the late Elizabeth Rawson, a specialist in the history, society and culture of the later Roman Republic and Augustan period. Topics covered include the workings of human politics and society, historical thinking at Rome, and literary and cultural criticism.
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