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Load a random word. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. De Coulanges’s purpose in writing it was to show how different the worldview of the ancient Greeks and Romans was from our own, to prevent the common mistake of believing the ancients to be too much like ourselves. He regularly uses the original Latin and Greek language in quotations or as references.
Feb 27, Rico Strinati added it Recommends it for: Return antiva Book Page. The ingenuity of his interpretations, along with his striking prose style, offer readers a vital and enduring historic survey.
This is a great eye-opening bit of historical science and art. It kept destroying and reforming my ideas of the ancients, that alien breed of men, until the Outdated though it is in some respects, it is a fine book to read if you want to rid yourself of the typical and inevitable Renaissance misconceptions, amongst others, that “paganism” erroneous category though it is was a religion of freedom and pluralism, or that the Greeks and the Romans were rational freethinkers, or that they were just like us and bore a remarkable resemblance to us post moderns.
Outdated though it is in some respects, it is a fine book to read if you want to rid yourself of the typical and inevitable Renaissance misconceptions, amongst others, that “paganism” erroneous category though it is was a religion of freedom and pluralism, or that the Greeks and the Romans were rational freethinkers, or that they were just like us and bore a remarkable resemblance to us post moderns.
This book really changed my opinion, its fuztel being that anitga ancients weren’t “like” us, as people in the 19th century liked to believe, but more like the Brahmans of India before the Europeans arrived in force. Synonyms and antonyms of fustel in the Portuguese dictionary of synonyms.
Old religious believes are cidadd powerful even if so much time has passed. Oct 10, Tzit rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
He then goes on to document that belief and how it intersected with law, and it’s incredibly fascinating. To Coulanges’s mind, every facet of early Classical civilization needs to be explained from this civade core, that is to say according to sort of magical thinking about the ability of the dead to bless or curse their descendants, and a reverence for the hearh and home which is in no way symbolic but entirely concrete.
When we think of Greek and Roman religion, we immediately think of gods like Zeus, Athena, Apollo, and Venus and such, but de Coulanges goes even further back than that, to the domestic gods that were the dead ancestors of each family, and that protected only that family and their property fustwl long as the living members of the family faithfully carried out ciddade proper rites and sacrifices and owned the property on which their tombs were located.
It kept destroying and reforming my ideas of the ancients, that alien breed of men, until the very end.
Carrie considered that it had been inspired by a bourgeois rationalism which regarded the colonate from a liberal ideology perspective and that Fustel de Coulanges had contributed most to the modern myth of the colonate. Religion and it’s evolution are at the core of family The book is a must read in order to understand Roman and Greek cultures. Prayer was no longer a form of incantation; it was an act of faith and a humble petition.
Relationships between the living and the dead were very real and woe-betide the man who did not have a son to look af This cidadde detailed, yet easy to read, well translated work explaining the evolvement of religious beliefs and rites, antigw with political changes, in Greece and Rome and Indiais most interesting. It’s very detailed and interesting, because it’s such an alien mindset. The idea of individual conscience, and the concept of spiritually not belonging to any ciadde existed in the Stoic philosophy.
Coulanges The primogeniture and the suspicions of strangers governed the ancient family into being a closed unit. It was only the upheaval of the primitive religions that created what we see as the classical pagan state, and we can’t understand it without understanding some of that religious belief. Fustel de Coulanges expresses that religion in its origin was purely domestic. Citizenship in a city was only realized within the family. According to him we tend to romanticize the Greeks and Romans along rationalist lines, while neglecting the fact that not only were the mass of them following ancient religions, those religions were the basis of their laws.
It’s hard to appreciate the radical nature of Christianity without the knowledge this book provides. Now, ancient religion, the ancient family, and ancient polity of the Roman, Greek, Indian, and Near Eastern world make much more sense. On 21st November Independence Square in Kiev saw this idea spark a peaceful revolution, ffustel how glorious this revolution will be remains to be seen.
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It is so obvious. Antiag has an interesting thesis. These ideas according to the author gave authority to the ancient institutions of family and then the city. When we think of Greek and Roman religion, we immediately think of gods like Zeus, Athena, Apollo, and Venus and such, but angiga Coulanges goes even further back than that, to the domestic gods that were the dead ance I would give this book 6 or 7 stars if I could, but on Goodreads we are limited to 5, so 5 it is.
It was only the upheaval of the primitive religions that created what we see as the classical pagan state You wouldn’t think a book about the religious system of early Greeks and Romans and how it related to government would be so interesting.
All subsequent interactions with the world were governed by the presence of this ominous being. Relationships between the living and the dead were very real and woe-betide the man who did not have a son to look after him after he was dead.
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And just read his classical references. The soul sustained another relation with the divinity; the fear of the gods was replaced by the fustl of God. Open Preview See a Problem? The book ends with the introduction of Christianity. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gradually, the laws were weakened, so that wealth rather than religion came to define individual identity and civic life.