Twelve Greeks and Romans who Changed the World
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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Founder of Western Literature
Founder of Western Science
Defender of Greek Civilization
Founder of Western Philosophy
Disseminator of Greek Culture
Defender of the Roman Republic
Statesman Philosopher and Republican Martyr
Founder of the Roman Empire
Index of Translations for Large Quotations
Destroyer of the Roman Republic
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