By Frederic Raphael
This ebook is the end result of greater than sixty years of a writing existence within which Frederic Raphael has lower back time and again to the literature and panorama of the traditional global. In his new booklet, Raphael deploys his well known wit and erudition to provide us a brilliant mosaic of the complexities and contradictions underlying Western civilization and its carrying on with impact upon modern society. Tackling a huge variety of subject matters, from the presumed superiority of democracy to the momentum in the back of modern homosexual rights stream, Raphael's usually daringly heterodox view of the Greek and Roman global will impress, shock, and, whilst, entertain readers. He exhibits how the interaction of fiction and fact, rhetorical aspiration and functional crafty, are threaded via glossy culture.
Read Online or Download Antiquity Matters PDF
Similar ancient history books
This assortment demanding situations the tendency between students of historical Greece to determine magical and spiritual ritual as together unique and to disregard "magical" practices in Greek faith. The participants survey particular our bodies of archaeological, epigraphical, and papyrological proof for magical practices within the Greek global, and, in every one case, verify even if the conventional dichotomy among magic and faith is helping by any means to conceptualize the target good points of the proof tested.
The foreign convention "Egypt and Cyprus in Antiquity" held in Nicosia in April 2003 crammed a massive hole in historic wisdom approximately Cyprus' family members with its neighbours. whereas the island's hyperlinks with the Aegean and the Levant were good documented and remain the topic of a lot archaeological cognizance, the exchanges among Cyprus and the Nile Valley aren't besides identified and feature now not sooner than been comprehensively reviewed.
First released in 1927, this identify provides a well-regarded learn of this exciting and sometimes over-looked interval of Egyptian background, either for the overall reader and the scholar of Hellenism. Edwyn Bevan describes his paintings as ‘an try and inform afresh the tale of a superb event, Greek rule within the land of the Pharaohs…which ends with the striking episode of Cleopatra’.
Antiquity has frequently been perceived because the resource of Greece's sleek achievements, in addition to its frustrations, with the continuity among historical and smooth Greek tradition and the legacy of classical Greece in Europe dominating and shaping present perceptions of the classical earlier. by way of relocating past the dominant views at the Greek previous, this edited quantity shifts realization to the methods this prior has been developed, played, (ab)used, Hellenized, canonized, and eventually decolonized and re-imagined.
Additional resources for Antiquity Matters
Antiquity Matters by Frederic Raphael