Antiquity Matters by Frederic Raphael PDF

By Frederic Raphael

A sharp, usually dazzling, view of the classical international by means of a tremendous classics student at Cambridge and writer of The Glittering Prizes

This ebook is the end result of greater than sixty years of a writing lifestyles in which Frederic Raphael has lower back many times to the literature and panorama of the traditional global. In his new publication, Raphael deploys his well known wit and erudition to provide us a shiny mosaic of the complexities and contradictions underlying Western civilization and its carrying on with effect upon modern society. Tackling a extensive diversity of themes, from the presumed superiority of democracy to the momentum at the back of modern day homosexual rights stream, Raphael's frequently daringly heterodox view of the Greek and Roman global will impress, shock, and, whilst, entertain readers. He indicates how the interaction of fiction and truth, rhetorical aspiration and functional crafty, are threaded via sleek culture.

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