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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Ancient Greece and the Roman Republic

The priority for Ancient Greece was the development of good individuals. The priority for the Roman Republic (and the Roman Empire) was the development of a good nation or empire. The Ancient Greeks were individualistic; the Romans were nationalistic. In the second volume of his five-volume work, the History of Rome, Theodor Mommsen wrote: “Rome was, what Greece was not, a state.”

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