Greeks and Romans bearing gifts : how the ancients inspired the Founding Fathers /

Explores the profound impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on the Founding Fathers. The classical education they imbibed as young students inspired them to undertake the American Revolution and influenced their approach to a host of constitutional and practical issues crucial to the shaping of the new...

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Main Author: Richard, Carl J.
Format: Book
Published:Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009.
Edition:First paperback edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The storytellers and the founders
  • Sparta and individual rights
  • The Persian wars and the superiority of republican government
  • Athens and the perils of democracy
  • The fall of Greece and the need for a strong central government
  • Early Rome and republican virtue
  • The fall of the Roman republic and the need for vigilance
  • The Roman emperors and the preciousness of liberty.