Friday, October 22, 2010

Introducing Story III: The Formation and Rise of Classical Civilization, From Homer to Marcus Aurelius

 In Story III, I will tell of the flowering of humanity known as the Classical Civilization.  A distinct civilization was born in archaic Greece, and (to a large extent) thrived through the Hellenic, Hellenistic, and much of the Roman Period.  Out of it came some of the most remarkable achievements of the human mind in science and culture.  I will argue that this flowering was predominantly the result of a basically (if deficiently) propertarian and individualist social order that itself is the classical civilization's greatest gift to us.

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