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Ù Why Were All Romans Î Download by î Carl J. Richard I really liked this book It gives reasons why the culture from the Greeks have come down to us through the Romans and were added to by other Romans Each chapter deals with a different area such as law, literature, and history.
I enjoyed this book a lot The chapters on writing philosophy, poetry, history, speeches and plays all give a quick summary of Greek precursors as well as later European and American works which were influenced by the Romans An interesting review is here
Why We re All Romans The Roman Contribution to the Western World is a survey of the intellectual heritage of the classical world written from a mostly unobtrusive Christian and politically conservative perspective Richard usually begins his topical chapters with a survey of Greek precursors and concludes them with an examination of the classical impact on modern and especially, American culture Besides names one would expect to find in the index of such a book, there are references to John Calvin, Thomas Aquinas, Francis Bacon, John C Calhoun, Winston Churchill, Elijah, Isaiah, Diderot, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther, Forrest McDonald, Moli re, Montaigne, St Paul, Jonathan Swift, and George Washington Richard s prose is clear and engaging, and his big ideas are almost beyond debate Presumably, Richar Why We re All Romans is an interesting collection of some of Rome and Greece s biggest accomplishments and is presented in a well written and entertaining manner While I ve read a fair number of books on Rome, I found quite a bit of new information and generally found this book to be a very worthwhile read I m going to sound a bit spoiled when I suggest a few criticisms of this book, but here goes nothing There are a few times where the author s brevity is a disservice to the reader He describes some of the emperors in too simplistic a fashion Claudius only gets a few sentences for example which makes both him and his accomplishments seem forgettable when his reign was anything but At the same time, a few sections go into too I read this on my Kindle, and it inspired me to buy a hardcopy to display and lend An excellent little book on the tremendous debt of Western culture in general to Rome Highly recommended.
Really fun read Carl Richard goes through the various famous men of Rome, explaining their significance to their own time, but most importantly how they influenced Western culture, and particularly the American Founding Fathers Well written