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By Christian Meier

ISBN-10: 0199747407

ISBN-13: 9780199747405

Christian Meier is one in every of Europe's preeminent gurus at the classical global. A tradition of Freedom marks the apex of his lifelong learn on old Greek tradition. starting with a piece on medieval and sleek Europe's huge, immense inheritance of Greek associations and ideas, the booklet strikes directly to chronicle the increase of Greek civilization from the Bronze Age to the Greco-Persian wars. all through, the writer presents clean perception into the "Greek miracle," as he illuminates the well known positive aspects of Greek culture--from epic and lyric poetry to struggle, athletics, philosophy, faith, and democracy. What made those achievements attainable and so enduring? Meier argues that around the entire diversity of human experience--in politics and philosophy at least in conflict, recreation, and religion--there used to be one universal denominator one of the historical Greeks: an try to locate compromise, stability, and realizing within the face of difficulties others frequently solved through strength. A tradition of Freedom is an unique and realized portrait of a civilization that also captivates and inspires.

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