Twelve Greeks and Romans who Changed the World

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 259 pages
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In 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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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Gained some insight into the creation of western culture and civilization. Some of the biographies were not in depth as I would like them to be. Having been exposed to many of the people and history of the times, it was a general overview with some new connections and in-depth revalations. Read full review

Review: Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

I considered using this book in a classical history survey class, but I was not entirely impressed with its background on each of the twelve individuals. I was especially put-off by the author's ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Founder of Western Literature
7
Founder of Western Science
17
Defender of Greek Civilization
29
Democratic Reformer
59
Founder of Western Philosophy
95
Disseminator of Greek Culture
115
Defender of the Roman Republic
131
Statesman Philosopher and Republican Martyr
179
Founder of the Roman Empire
191
Christian Evangelist
215
Christian Theologian
233
Brief Bibliographical Suggestions for General Readers
247
Photo Credits
251
Index of Translations for Large Quotations
253
Copyright

Destroyer of the Roman Republic
159

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About the author (2003)

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.

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