Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, From Rome to Romanticism

Palgrave/St. Martin's Press (2002)
Abstract
The Greeks are on trial. They have been for generations, if not millennia, from Rome in the first century, to Romanticism in the nineteenth. We debate the place of the Greeks in the university curriculum, in New World culture--we even debate the place of the Greeks in the European Union. This book notices the lingering and half-hidden presence of the Greeks in some strange places--everywhere from the US Supreme Court to the Modern Olympic Games--and in so doing makes an important new contribution to a very old debate.
Keywords Hellenism  Philosophy, Ancient  Philosophy and religion  Philosophy and religion History
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Call number B945.R853.W37 2002
ISBN(s) 0312295626
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