Friday, July 17, 2020

The Conquerer is Captured

Commenting on the extensive Hellenization of Rome, Horace, the historian in the time of Augustus, said, “Captured Greece has captured her savage conquerer.” The trend of the conquerer being culturally captured by the kingdom that it conquers can be found in all periods of history; for instance, the culture of the most successful conquerer of our time, the USA, has been extensively influenced by the ideologies of Europe, East Asia, and Middle East where it fought major wars and attained significant political and economic dominance—today’s American culture contains elements of nazism, fascism, communism, and islamism.

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