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In company with Sallust, Cicero, Tacitus, Livy, you will learn wisdom and virtue. (John Adams to John Quincy Adams)
Were every Greek and Latin book ... consumed in a bonfire the world would be the wiser and better for it. (Benjamin Rush)
How did Americans in the early period of our history view the classics, the legacy of the Greco-Roman world? Venerated by some as one of the most valuable forms of useful know ledge, the classics provided symbols and role models for the new American cultural and political thought. But the wisdom of the classics was also seen as non-utilitarian, without the practical application of such studies as mathematics and "mechanicks," and there was a persistent stream of antagonism to classical studies. The obvious tension between the desire to pattern American government after classical models and the need to cut the ties with the past of the Revolutionary period eventually led to disenchantment with the classical tradition and the abandonment of the search for parallels from antiquity prized by the Founding Fathers, the Federalists, and the Whigs.
In this first comprehensive study of the American classical heritage, Meyer Reinhold discusses the function of the classics in American society, their "use, misuse, and abuse," in a historical approach that details the diversity and uniqueness of American perceptions of antiquity.
Inhaltsangabe: In this first comprehensive study of the American classical heritage, Meyer Reinhold discusses the function of the classics in American society, their "use, misuse, and abuse," in a historical approach that details the diversity and uniqueness of American
Buchbeschreibung Wayne State University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. A very good copy of this close study of the 'use, misuse and abuse' of the classical heritage in the United States. The author examines the Greek and Roman heritage in political thought and culture. In very good clipped dw with minor edge fraying. All proceeds from this sale go to Oxfam. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003989
Buchbeschreibung Wayne State University Press, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Former library copy with associated markings. Good condition. COVER (no jacket)- slight tears on corners; clean. PAGES- occasional minor stains, clean overall; no text-markings, no notes; no tears. 300+ pgs. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009197
Buchbeschreibung Wayne State University Press, 1984. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP82958363
Buchbeschreibung Wayne State University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0814317448 former library book, text is clean and free of markings, has library stamps and stickers, light wear to corners and edges, ships the same day or next. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 284000093
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808143174404.0
Buchbeschreibung Wayne State Univ Pr, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0814317448