Friendship in the Classical World (Key Themes in Ancient History)

David Konstan


This booklet is a historical past 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 old friendship resembles sleek conceptions, and the way it evolves in several social contexts. The booklet sheds new gentle on such questions as friendship and democracy, the significance of acquaintances in govt and in philosophical groups, women's friendships, and the transformation of friendship lower than the impact of Christian principles of brotherhood.

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