The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment

by

Is our Greek and Roman heritage merely allusive and illusory? Or were our founders, and so our republican beginnings, truly steeped in the stuff of antiquity? So far largely a matter of generalization and speculation, the influence of Greek and Roman authors on our American forefathers finally becomes clear in this fascinating book-the first comprehensive study of the founders' classical reading. Carl J. Richard begins by examining how eighteenth-century social institutions in general and the educational system in ...

Currently there are no copies available. However, our inventory changes frequently. Please check back soon or try Book Fetch.