The Echo of Greece
Title : The Echo of Greece
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Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Category : 14th-century
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Is the Best The Echo of Greece Fourth century Athens has a special claim on our attention, writes the author, apart from the great men it produced, for it is the prelude to the end of GreeceThe kind of events that took place in the great free government of the ancient world may, by reason of unchanging human nature, be repeated in the modern world The course that Athens followed can be to us not Fourth century Athens has a special claim on our attention, writes the author, apart from the great men it produced, for it is the prelude to the end of GreeceThe kind of events that took place in the great free government of the ancient world may, by reason of unchanging human nature, be repeated in the modern world The course that Athens followed can be to us not only a record of old unhappy far off things but a blueprint of what may happen again More at http://www.thephotoroll.com/php_uploads


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  • Rick Davis
    Rick Davis

    The book picks up quite a bit after the first chapter Hamilton s style is highly readable, and when she is narrating historic events and showing the connections between them, this book is great However, whenever she falls back into talking about the mind of a people, the Greek mind, the Roman mind, the Persian mind, the Semitic mind, she is always extremely reductionistic Like Thucydides, she wants to see history as a progression of ideas and universals Unfortunately, one needs the

  • Ben
    Ben

    My review of The Greek Way is roughly what I would write as a review for The Echo of Greece, as the two books seem to be simply two volumes of the same work In this book, she continues her interpretative essays on Greek authors and culture through the 4th century B.C., ending with Plutarch of the 2nd century A.D Considering the period covered by these authors, Hamilton almost has to spend a fair portion of this book meditating on the decline of the Greek world, subjugated first to the Macedoni

  • Stephen
    Stephen

    About two years 2006 ago I read The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton, which was an exploration of the Greek mind as reflected in law, philosophy, art, and The book introduced me to the works of Pindar, and I generally remember the book favorably While poking around in the classical literature shelves, I spotted another book by Hamilton, and upon seeing that it included a chapter on the Stoics I wanted to read it The book concerns itself with the twilight of Greece civilization prior to bei

  • Rob Melich
    Rob Melich

    concise overview of 5th and 4th century Greek figures, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Stoics Enjoyable, not ponderous survey level history Was Book of the Month Club book in 1957.

  • Lemar
    Lemar

    In this book Hamilton applies her vast knowledge of Greek mythology and history to the question of the ways in which ancient Greek culture and inventions shape our western culture today The Greek way echoes in our lives daily through our employment of the scientific method, we don t take things on faith as humans did for thousands of years but we way show me Is this repeatable In addition to this cornerstone is the idea of democracy, a Greek word, and a Greek concept that had never been tried

  • Christopher Porzenheim
    Christopher Porzenheim

    The portraits of the personalities of ancient individuals are what makes this book excellent Hamilton makes ancient individuals come alive, giving us a sense for their personal vices and virtues But when Hamilton tries to describe the personalities of nations or cultures, she is out of date, racist, and usually just plain ignorant about other nations or cultures It could be said this is somewhat forgivable because of the time in which she wrote This is partly true But, if we apply her own b

  • Autumn
    Autumn

    I don t know if it s the subject matter or Edith Hamilton s enthusiasm for ancient Greece that drew me in and held me entranced Perhaps it was a combination of the two.I was absolutely fascinated by this book I highlighted passages and took notes for my own personal use I have never done that before in a book that wasn t read for scholarly purposes As you can see, I highly recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest interest in ancient Greece.

  • Sally
    Sally

    Hamilton writes in a lovely, gracious manner, much like the Greek civilization that she is writing about Such graciousness may be wistfulness in disguise, as she extolls its virtues and laments its passing This book was a good overview of Athens and the Greeks of the fourth century The course that Athens followed can be to us not only a record of old unhappy far off things but a blueprint of what may happen again Beware

  • Erik Graff
    Erik Graff

    I d had this laying around for years and finally got around to reading it as I was beginning to publish book reviews in the Ares Press journal, The Ancient World, and wanted to brush up on the stuff of classical antiquity Edith Hamilton had been important in my introduction to classical antiquity during childhood, her Mythology being a freshman high school text and her Greek and Roman Ways being books I picked up myself at around that time.

  • Michelle
    Michelle

    For any self discovery to take place, it has to start in the Greek spirit Excellence, divinity and everything that matters to the human core have also already been said by the Greeks This is not just a history book It s movingly spiritual as it recounts the great men who once shaped the ancient world and are still defining what it is to be human today.

The Echo of Greece