Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 29, 2002 - Philosophy - 268 pages
The 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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Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., the author of several books on Greek thought, is Visiting Assistant Professor of General Humanities in the Tift School of Education, Mercer University.

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