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By Frederic Raphael

A sharp, usually striking, view of the classical global by means of a massive classics student at Cambridge and writer of The Glittering Prizes

This e-book is the fruits of greater than sixty years of a writing lifestyles in which Frederic Raphael has lower back repeatedly to the literature and panorama of the traditional global. In his new ebook, Raphael deploys his popular wit and erudition to provide us a brilliant mosaic of the complexities and contradictions underlying Western civilization and its carrying on with effect upon modern society. Tackling a vast variety of themes, from the presumed superiority of democracy to the momentum at the back of cutting-edge 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 functional crafty, are threaded via sleek culture.

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