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by Carl J. Richard

eBook Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World ePub
Author: Carl J. Richard
Language: English
ISBN: 0742527905
ISBN13: 978-0742527904
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 2, 2003)
Pages: 272
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 608
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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. I’ve already read one book by Richard and was surprised that exact wording was transcribed over to this book. After reading The Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts, I was hoping for something more comprehensive about twelve distinctive lives of notorious Greeks and Romans.

Carl Richard's lively tour through the lives of twelve Greeks and Romans who created the Western world is. .

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 ).

Richard, Carl J. Publication date. and republican martyr - Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire - Paul of Tarsus, Christian evangelist - Augustine, Christian theologian. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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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.

In Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World, Carl J. Richard brings to life a group of men whose contributions fu.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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The Greeks is a 1951 non-fiction book on classical Greece by University of. Richard, Carl (2003). Twelve Greeks and Romans who Changed the World. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 1. ISBN 0742527913.

The Greeks is a 1951 non-fiction book on classical Greece by University of Bristol professor and translator H. D. F. Kitto. The book was first published as a hardback copy by Penguin Books, but has been republished in several formats since its initial publication The Greeks.

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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.
Pumpit
Richard's book is one of the best short introductions to the Greco-Roman world I have discovered in nearly 2 decades of teaching world history courses at both the college and advanced high school levels. Thus I highly recommend this book and have adopted it as a required supplemental textbook in my AP World History classes. Every chapter begins with an extremely useful section of historical context, which places the biographical subject of each chapter "in their world" as it were, so the uninitiated develop an understanding of why their lives and careers mattered, both for their contemporaries and for us today. There are humorous and sometimes racy anecdotes of Roman emperors' eccentric brutality, their licentious behavior, political conspiracies and vindictive reprisals, clear analysis and discussions of the treacherous world of Athenian politics, as well as inspiring accounts of the sacrifices made by early Christians. Chapters conclude with explanations of how these figures impacted the intellect of the Founding Fathers of the United States and thus shaped our world today. This is the kind of book students and their parents should read over and over, to be better informed about a dozen of the most significant figures of the Ancient World.
Dark_Sun
The book was great for the purpose it was intended. The price for this text book was cheaper on-line then it was in the school book store. Will indeed use amazon for all my text book needs.
Ironrunner
This was assigned for a class and then we only did one or two little tidbits out of it, but I read the whole thing! Quite fun and really interesting!
OCARO
Best read for a college class in Humanities. Highly recommended
Majin
bought for a class I was taking. It was reasonable priced.
Dorintrius
This is an entertaining and easy to read book on many crucial historical figures.
Thetalas
I liked the book, and found it useful in preparing for my ancient world history class. I would read it again.
In a nutshell:
• Beware the deceptive BuzzFeed-like title. This is not merely a collection of essays about the life or impact of twelve Greeks and Romans, but a comprehensive history of Ancient Greece and Rome.
• Each chapter encompasses a wide context involving many people and historical events. For example, Pericles is not the focal point of his chapter, but rather a springboard to examine Athenian democracy, the arts, playwrights, and the Peloponnesian war.
• This is a taut overview of the Greco-Roman world, describing the politics, culture, arts, society, and wars in an accessible format.
• Carl J. Richard eschews academic prose and writes for the layperson. He keeps a decent pace and supplies memorable anecdotes. The significance of these twelve men is also illustrated with quotes from great poets, thinkers, and politicians down the ages.

The title of this book should not be taken literally. You might think this is a collection of essays about a dozen personalities from antiquity. It's not that at all. Carl J. Richard may have organized the book by twelve chapters, nominally named after a famous Greek or Roman, but a chapter is merely the springboard for a broader and richer historical overview; so rich that the famous Greek/Roman under discussion is relegated to the sidelines. For example, the chapter on Plato is essentially a review of the entire Greek philosophical tradition, touching upon every major philosopher and movement. Likewise, the chapter on Thales explores six centuries of Greek science since 600 B.C., featuring short summaries of eighteen mathematicians and thinkers, from Democritus to Archimedes.

If you want a readable account of the Persian Wars, the chapter on Themistocles fits the bill. It elucidates Spartan and Athenian society and renders important events and battles in a cogent narrative. This same blueprint applies to the Romans. Far from being a narrow glimpse at one man, the chapter on Scipio Africanus is a solid history of Rome's origins and the Punic Wars; it takes twenty pages (the bulk of the chapter) until Scipio is even mentioned. This is how it goes in Richard's book and I like it. In the course of ten chapters, the book reads like a continuous chronicle, from Homer to Augustus, with a few gaps in between.

To be fair, a few chapters do spotlight their topic with little digression. Alexander the Great is a straightforward introduction, as is Augustus. But even the Augustus chapter surveys the reigns of his successors, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. Unfortunately Richard let me down in the final chapters about Paul and Augustine. Up until now, Richard has been an impartial historian. With Paul, he jettisons that objectivity and goes full-blown polemical, revealing an obvious bias concerning Christianity (Richard is an orthodox Christian). At times he discards his historian's hat and indulges theology, espousing the greatness of Christian doctrine and implying its superiority over classical philosophy. He makes broad sweeping statements about Paul's positive impact on Rome that I found unconvincing.

Apart from these minor complaints, Richard's book is a pleasure to read. He avoids dry academic prose, keeps a decent pace, and presents his content in short digestible chapters. He throws in memorable anecdotes whenever possible and cites the influence these twelve individuals had on Western civilization, vis-à-vis poets, thinkers, politicians, and especially the founding fathers. If you're looking for an accessible introduction to Greco-Roman history, this book is a satisfying and informative read.
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