Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature (The W. B.

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His view that all sacred principles and established truths were subject to challenge established individualism on a philosophical basis. And yet these three schools rejected much of reason and science, concentrating instead on ethical issues. For the last period of ancient Greek philosophy, long as it is, useful works are not as numerous as for the other two periods. The prize is awarded to a senior student of Latin and/or Greek, who, in the judgment of the department faculty, displays deep knowledge of the ancient language(s) and whose written work is both rigorous and imaginative.

Pages: 236

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 31, 2013)

ISBN: 1107010764

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