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    DescriptionIn Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World, Carl J. Richard brings to life a group of men whose contributions fundamentally altered western society. In this compelling narrative, readers encounter a rich cast of characters, including eloquent Homer, shrewd Pericles, fiery Alexander, idealistic Plato, ambitious Caesar, dedicated Paul, and passionate Augustine. As he vibrantly describes the contributions of the individuals, Richard details the historical context in which each lived, showing how these men influenced their world and ours.


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    Title
    Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl J. Richard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780742527911
    ISBN 10: 0742527913
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    LC classification: DE7 .R53 2003, DE7 \.R53
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
    Imprint name
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    Publication date
    28 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Carl J. Richard is associate professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and author of The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment.
    Review quote
    Carl Richard's lively tour through the lives of twelve Greeks and Romans who created the Western world is a liberal education in itself, clearly telling us not just what we should know but why we should know it. For those tired of the melodrama of Western wickedness, Twelve Greeks and Romans will provide them with the necessary corrective: a clear overview of the unique virtues of the West and their origins among the Greeks and Romans. -- Bruce S. Thornton, California State University, Fresno By setting these biographical essays deeply within their subjects' historical contexts, Carl Richard has given us an accessible and concise guide not only to these twelve major figures of ancient literature, philosophy, and history, but to the principal events of the Greek and Roman world from the Mycenaean Bronze Age to the Christian world of Augustine. The prose is lively, the anecdotes are entertaining and apt, and the range is remarkable in a text of this size... -- Ward Briggs, University of South Carolina Carl Richard's book is easy to read and highly recommended for those waiting to take a course on Western Civilization or who are rediscovering classical Greek and Roman history. Great Lakes Bulletin A valuable overview of ancient history, politics, economics, science, literature, art, philosophy, and religion in Greece and Rome. Recommended. CHOICE Readers will enjoy learning about how the lives and works of such figures as Plato, Alexander the Great, Julius Ceaser, and Cicero became part of modern political debates, and about the debt that Western writers owe to Homer. History By setting these biographical essays deeply within their subjects' historical contexts, Carl Richard has given us an accessible and concise guide not only to these twelve major figures of ancient literature, philosophy, and history, but to the principal events of the Greek and Roman world from the Mycenaean Bronze Age to the Christian world of Augustine. The prose is lively, the anecdotes are entertaining and apt, and the range is remarkable in a text of this size. -- Ward Briggs, University of South Carolina This book is a breathtaking accomplishment. There is a wealth here of information, wisdom, and wit. The author of The Founders and the Classics has written another classic. -- Susan Ford Wiltshire, Vanderbilt University
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Homer: Founder of Western Literature Chapter 4 Thales: Founder of Western Science Chapter 5 Themistocles: Defender of Greek Civilization Chapter 6 Pericles: Democratic Reformer Chapter 7 Plato: Founder of Western Philosophy Chapter 8 Alexander the Great: Disseminator of Greek Culture Chapter 9 Scipio Africanus: Defender of the Roman Republic Chapter 10 Julius Caesar: Destroyer of the Roman Republic Chapter 11 Cicero: Statesman, Philosopher, and Republican Martyr Chapter 12 Augustus: Founder of the Roman Empire Chapter 13 Paul of Tarsus: Christian Evangelist Chapter 14 Augustine: Christian Theologian Chapter 15 Brief Bibliographical Suggestions for General Readers