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Ouais, du travail des esclaves? This one was pretty fascinating, actually. The essential idea is that no one living in the modern age although actually the book was written in the 19th century can adequately understand the thinking of the citizens of early Classic Greece and Rome, whose lives were xntiga structured around cidafe very primitive form of Indo-Aryan ancestor worship. Outdated though it is in some respects, it is a fine book to read if you want to rid yourself of the typical and inevitable Renaissance misconceptions, amongst others, that “paganism” erroneous category though it is was a religion of freedom and pluralism, or that the Greeks and the Romans were rational freethinkers, or fushel they were just like us and bore a remarkable resemblance to us post moderns.
It’s hard going but extremlely interesting, and to my very limited knowledge of that period of history, seems coherent, but to be blunt I am nowhere near sufficiently versed in Classical theory to know if it is still held in high regard. The idea of individual conscience, and the concept of spiritually not belonging to any state existed in the Stoic philosophy.
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This very detailed, yet easy to read, well translated work explaining the evolvement of religious beliefs and rites, along with political changes, in Greece and Rome and Indiais most interesting.
View all 6 comments. He then goes on to show how successive governments enshrined the old religion, and over time dethroned each of its axioms. There are extensive footnotes and references for further study. He had argued that ‘at the time of Clovis the Frankish people played a major role in political affairs, and that they exercised this right in the popular assemblies’. When we think of Greek and Roman religion, we immediately think of gods like Zeus, Athena, Apollo, and Venus and such, but de Coulanges goes even further back than that, to the domestic gods that were the dead ancestors of each family, and that protected only that family and their property so long as the living members of the family faithfully carried out the proper rites and sacrifices and owned the property on which their tombs were located.
Apparently, this ancestor worship was a religion the ancient Greeks and Romans shared with the Hindus and dates back to their common roots before the different groups diverged and migrated out to India and to Europe. Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. You will be surprised to see that some of these believes are still at the base of the modern western way of life.
Mumford Mumford quotes V. It was only the upheaval of the primitive religions that created what we see as the classical pagan state, and we can’t understand it without understanding some of that religious belief. There is a lack of critical analysis of these sources which are exhaustedly used to formulate his thesis.
The book is a must read in order to understand Roman and Greek cultures. Refresh and try again. Fkstel this area of history interests you, then I think you would enjoy this work very much. Excelent to de-alienate people from the misconceptions that western ilustrated ideology disseminated about antiquity’s civilazations to justifie their rebelion against the european Catholic Church, or simply, “Classical” Antiquity. All the duties and responsibilities of the citizen grew out of the initial concept of this priesthood, in which the male head of the household is the only person capable of performing the obeisances and sacrifices required to satisfy the dead.
According to him we tend to romanticize the Greeks and Romans along rationalist lines, while neglecting the fact that not only were the mass of them following ancient religions, those religions were the basis of their laws.
Fustel de Coulanges in the next phase of his text deals with the various revolutions between the lower classes and the ancient order. La Ciudad Antigua es una gran obra, bella en la forma como en el contenido. The text is divided into a chronology from the initial periods of belief to the conception of early Christian theories.
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Great book about the origins of the western civilization. Putting flowers on top of a grave today is eerily close to the old offerings of food to the dead back then, and he compares the old, local gods of then to the near-worship of Catholic saints by some today. De Coulanges’s purpose in writing it was to show how different the worldview of the ancient Greeks and Romans was from our own, to prevent the common mistake of believing the ancients to be too much like ourselves.
Religion and it’s evolution are at the core of family The book is a must read in order to understand Roman and Greek cultures. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Latins, therefore, became eager to obtain this title, and used all sorts of means to acquire it.
To Coulanges’s mind, every facet of early Classical civilization needs to be explained from this fundamental core, that is to say according to sort of This one was pretty fascinating, actually.
Religion and it’s evolution are at the core of family values, justice and statesmanship. Now, ancient religion, the ancient family, and ancient polity of the Roman, Greek, Indian, and Near Eastern world make much more sense.
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The book ends with the introduction of Christianity. Books by Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges. I was greatly enlightened about some things that I saw in the books of the Bible but did not understand because of the layers of commentary placed over it by teachers and preachers that was wrong in many respects.
I can see how mankind changed in thei This is one of those remarkable treasures that open up some aspect of history in a way you’ve never seen before. The book covers several centuries and we see the changes as they evolved in the religious and political scene over the years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.