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By Frederic Raphael

ISBN-10: 0300215371

ISBN-13: 9780300215373

A sharp, frequently brilliant, view of the classical international by way of a big classics pupil at Cambridge and writer of The Glittering Prizes

This booklet is the fruits of greater than sixty years of a writing lifestyles in which Frederic Raphael has again time and again to the literature and panorama of the traditional global. In his new booklet, Raphael deploys his well known wit and erudition to offer us a bright mosaic of the complexities and contradictions underlying Western civilization and its carrying on with effect upon modern society. Tackling a extensive diversity of themes, from the presumed superiority of democracy to the momentum at the back of modern day homosexual rights circulate, Raphael's frequently daringly heterodox view of the Greek and Roman global will impress, shock, and, whilst, entertain readers. He exhibits how the interaction of fiction and fact, rhetorical aspiration and sensible crafty, are threaded via glossy culture.

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