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The Other Greeks The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization cover
  • ISBN: 9780029137512
  • ISBN10: 0029137519

The Other Greeks The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization

by Victor Davis Hanson

  • List Price: $28.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish date: 06/01/1995
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Everyone has been taught that the Greek city-state is the ultimate source of the Western tradition in literature, philosophy, and politics. For generations, scholars have focused on the rise of the city-state and its brilliant cosmopolitan culture. Now Victor Hanson, the author of several studies of ancient warfare and agriculture, has written a book that will completely change our view of Greek society. For Hanson shows that the real "Greek revolution" was not the rise of a free and democratic urban culture, remarkable as this was, but the historic innovation of the independent family farm. The heroes of his book, therefore, are what he calls "the other Greeks" - the neglected free-hold farmers, vinegrowers and herdsmen of ancient Greece who formed the backbone of Hellenic civilization. It was these tough-minded, practical, and fiercely independent agrarians, Hanson contends, who gave Greek culture its distinctive emphasis on private property, constitutional government, contractual agreements, infantry warfare, and individual rights.
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