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Greek View of Life, The by DICKINSON, Goldsworthy Lowes

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“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the truth of all existence.”This elegantly-written work provides a splendid introduction to the Greeks of the classic period: how they thought, wrote, and organised their lives and loves. Although it dates from the 1890s, there is very little about it that has dated. To its author’s credit, the subject of “Greek love” is dealt with in a sane and factual context - despite the judicial assassination of Oscar Wilde going on in the background.A Cambridge don much admired by his students (including E. M. Forster), Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson belonged to the Apostles, a secret society with a strong ethic of male friendship. Alfred Tennyson and his beloved Arthur Hallam were early members. Dickinson is chiefly remembered as a historian and pacifist who played a significant part in the founding of the League of Nations. Inevitably, given his interests and intellectual background, he became a close associate of the Bloomsbury Group. The Greek View of Life is no dry academic tome. It is a popularizing work in the best sense: accessibly written and illustrated with apt quotations given in sturdy translations, never in the original Greek. It is a joy to read. (Introduction by Martin Geeson)

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01 - Chapter I: The Greek View of Religion. Section 1 - Introductory

4 MIN2018 NOV 14
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01 - Chapter I: The Greek View of Religion. Section 1 - Introductory

02 - I.2 Greek Religion an Interpretation of Nature

15 MIN2018 NOV 14
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02 - I.2 Greek Religion an Interpretation of Nature

03 - I.3 Greek Religion an Interpretation of the Human Passions

4 MIN2018 NOV 14
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03 - I.3 Greek Religion an Interpretation of the Human Passions

04 - I.4 Greek Religion the Foundation of Society

8 MIN2018 NOV 14
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04 - I.4 Greek Religion the Foundation of Society

05 - I.5 Religious Festivals

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05 - I.5 Religious Festivals

06 - I.6 The Greek Conception of the Relation of Man to the Gods

7 MIN2018 NOV 14
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06 - I.6 The Greek Conception of the Relation of Man to the Gods

07 - I.7 Divination, Omens, Oracles

7 MIN2018 NOV 14
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07 - I.7 Divination, Omens, Oracles

08 - I.8 Sacrifice and Atonement

7 MIN2018 NOV 14
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08 - I.8 Sacrifice and Atonement

09 - I.9 Guilt and Punishment

9 MIN2018 NOV 14
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09 - I.9 Guilt and Punishment

10 - I.10 Mysticism

12 MIN2018 NOV 14
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10 - I.10 Mysticism

Latest Episodes

01 - Chapter I: The Greek View of Religion. Section 1 - Introductory

4 MIN2018 NOV 14
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01 - Chapter I: The Greek View of Religion. Section 1 - Introductory

02 - I.2 Greek Religion an Interpretation of Nature

15 MIN2018 NOV 14
Comments
02 - I.2 Greek Religion an Interpretation of Nature

03 - I.3 Greek Religion an Interpretation of the Human Passions

4 MIN2018 NOV 14
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03 - I.3 Greek Religion an Interpretation of the Human Passions

04 - I.4 Greek Religion the Foundation of Society

8 MIN2018 NOV 14
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04 - I.4 Greek Religion the Foundation of Society

05 - I.5 Religious Festivals

14 MIN2018 NOV 14
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05 - I.5 Religious Festivals

06 - I.6 The Greek Conception of the Relation of Man to the Gods

7 MIN2018 NOV 14
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06 - I.6 The Greek Conception of the Relation of Man to the Gods

07 - I.7 Divination, Omens, Oracles

7 MIN2018 NOV 14
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07 - I.7 Divination, Omens, Oracles

08 - I.8 Sacrifice and Atonement

7 MIN2018 NOV 14
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08 - I.8 Sacrifice and Atonement

09 - I.9 Guilt and Punishment

9 MIN2018 NOV 14
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09 - I.9 Guilt and Punishment

10 - I.10 Mysticism

12 MIN2018 NOV 14
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10 - I.10 Mysticism

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