Was Greek Thought Religious?
On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism
By (author) Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.
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Was Greek Thought Religious? by Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.
Book DescriptionThe Greeks are on trial. They have been for generations, if not millennia, from Rome in the First century, to Romanticism in the Nineteenth. We debate the place of the Greeks in the university curriculum, in New World culture - we even debate the place of the Greeks in the European Union. This book notices the lingering and half-hidden presence of the Greeks in some strange places - everywhere from the U.S. Supreme Court to the Modern Olympic Games - and in doing so makes an important new contribution to a very old debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312295639
(235mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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This work notices the lingering and half-hidden presence of the Greeks in some strange places everywhere from the US Supreme Court to the Modern Olympic Games and in doing so makes a useful contribution to a very old debate.
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Author Biography - Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. is William M. Suttles Chair of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, USA
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