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The Greek View of Life

Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

“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)

“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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“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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10h 56m


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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

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Chapter 2
Chapter 2

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Chapter 3
Chapter 3

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Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

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Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

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Chapter 12
Chapter 12

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Chapter 13
Chapter 13

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Chapter 14
Chapter 14

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Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

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Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

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Chapter 24
Chapter 24

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Chapter 25
Chapter 25

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Chapter 26
Chapter 26

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Chapter 27
Chapter 27

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Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

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Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

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Chapter 33
Chapter 33

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Chapter 34
Chapter 34

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Chapter 35
Chapter 35

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Chapter 36
Chapter 36

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Chapter 37
Chapter 37

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Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

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Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

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Chapter 42
Chapter 42

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Chapter 43
Chapter 43

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Chapter 44
Chapter 44

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Chapter 45
Chapter 45

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Chapter 46
Chapter 46

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Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

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Chapter 49
Chapter 49

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Chapter 50
Chapter 50

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Chapter 51
Chapter 51

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Chapter 52
Chapter 52

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