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HEROs IDEO-LOGY IN (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 21/02/17) From Epic Hero to War Heroism “Nay, but not without a struggle let me die, neither ingloriously, but in the working of some great deed for the hearing of men that are yet to be.” (Homer, … Continue reading

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HEROs IDEO-LOGY IN (A)

Human or Superhuman: the Concept of Hero in  Ancient Greek Religion and/in Politics∗ The word hero appears in Greek language with a twofold meaning. On one hand it is used for denoting a divine being, who lived a mortal life, … Continue reading

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The Declining Polis? (continuing from 27/01/13 teleion)

The preceding evidence clearly shows that the members of many different  types of associations, representing a spectrum of social-economic  levels within society, from the more prestigious occupations of Roman businessmenand silversmiths to the less desirable professions of dyers and  clothing … Continue reading

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The Declining Polis? (continuing from 19/10/07)

Associations and the Civic Framework Now that we have a framework within which to discuss the polis in Roman  times, we can provide some concrete examples of the working of this system  of benefaction and the nature of social relations … Continue reading

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The World Has Become a City BUT FOR SURE NOT A POLIS

A)The World Has Become a City More than half the world’s people live in towns and cities for the first time in history. The complete urbanisation of the world, an irreversible phenomenon, raises inescapable questions about the future of our … Continue reading

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