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Friendship in the Classical World / Edition 1
     

Friendship in the Classical World / Edition 1

by P. D. a. Garnsey
 

ISBN-10: 0521459982

ISBN-13: 9780521459983

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a history of friendship in Greece and Rome, from the warrior society of the Homeric epics to the time of the Christian Roman Empire. It demonstrates how ancient friendship resembles modern conceptions, and how it evolves in different social contexts. The book sheds new light on such questions as friendship and democracy, the importance of friends in

Overview

This book is a history of friendship in Greece and Rome, from the warrior society of the Homeric epics to the time of the Christian Roman Empire. It demonstrates how ancient friendship resembles modern conceptions, and how it evolves in different social contexts. The book sheds new light on such questions as friendship and democracy, the importance of friends in government and in philosophical communities, women's friendships, and the transformation of friendship under the influence of Christian ideas of brotherhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521459983
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Key Themes in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Archaic Greece; 2. The classical city; 3. The Hellenistic world; 4. Rome; 5. Christian and pagan; Bibliography; Index.

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