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Ancient City : a Study of the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome (06 Edition)

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With this influential study, French historian Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges initiated a new approach to Greek and Roman city organization. Fustel de Coulanges' 1864 masterpiece, La Cité antique, drew upon physical evidence as well as ancient documents rather than the usual post-Classical histories. The result is a fresh, accurate, and detailed portrait of the religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero.

This fascinating sociological account reveals the significance of kinship and the cult of the family hearth and ancestors to ancient Hellenic and Latin urban culture. It chronicles the rise of family-centered pagan belief systems, tracing their gradual decline to the spread of Christianity. Fustel cites ancient Indian and Hebrew texts as well as Greek and Roman sources. The ingenuity of his interpretations, along with his striking prose style, offer readers a vital and enduring historic survey.

Synopsis:

This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero. In bypassing the body of often-glorified post-Classical histories, it builds an accurate and detailed depiction of Hellenic and Latin urban culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486447308
Author:
De Coulanges, Numa Denis Fustel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Small, Willard
Author:
Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis
Author:
Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges
Author:
Coulanges, Fustel de
Author:
Small, Willard
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Cities and towns, ancient
Subject:
Rome Politics and government.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.85 pd

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient Greece
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Materials Science » General

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This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero. In bypassing the body of often-glorified post-Classical histories, it builds an accurate and detailed depiction of Hellenic and Latin urban culture.

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