Friendship in the Classical World

Friendship in the Classical World

eBook - 1996
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Cambridge Univ Pr
This book is a history 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 ancient friendship resembles modern conceptions, and how it evolves in different social contexts. The book sheds new light on such questions as friendship and democracy, the importance of friends in government and in philosophical communities, women's friendships, and the transformation of friendship under the influence of Christian ideas of brotherhood.
An examination of the nature of friendship in Greece and Rome from Homer to the Christian Roman Empire of fourth century AD.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1996
ISBN: 9780511612152
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 206 pages)


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