Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts: How the Ancients Inspired the Founding FathersMicrofilm
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- Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
- Format: Microfilm | 203 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 25mm | 454g
- Publication date: 1 April 2008
- Publication City/Country: California
- ISBN 10: 0742556239
- ISBN 13: 9780742556232
- Illustrations note: maps.
This lively and engaging book is the only popular work to explore the profound impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on the founding fathers. Recounting the stirring stories the founders encountered in their favorite histories of Greece and Rome, renowned scholar Carl J. Richard explores what they learned from these vivid tales and how they applied these lessons to their own heroic quest to win American independence and establish a durable republic.
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I have read Carl Richard's Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts with great pleasure. This is superb work. Historians of the American founding have long known that the founders were powerfully influenced by the ancient writers, but in the absence of long and tedious labors have not known enough about the subject to make their own studies complete. Richard has performed those labors for us and presented his findings in a way that is both crisply written and richly informative.--Forrest McDonald, University of Alabama