Moses I. Finley - Aspects of Antiquity

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A collection of essays on the ancient world, from Minoan Crete to the decline of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity.Finley is a careful writer and an even more careful scholar; he doesn’t make rash conclusions about points of historical controversy.And there’s much solid historical fact to learn in this slim collection: about slaves and freemen and the status of women in Rome, Plato and democracy in Athens, Diocletian the autocrat, and so on.

However, there are obviously good reasons not to read a book whose scholarship is thirty-five years old (a mere 26, where it was revised in 1977).And then, Finley is often simply too careful not to make pronouncements: many chapters end on questions, such as why cynicism as a philosophy became popular, or how Crete was related to classical Greek culture, without any answers.Not too satisfying.

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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherPenguin Books
File size5.2 Mb
Release date 02.08.1977
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