The Legacy of Greece Author:Sir Richard Livingstone (Editor) "History does not repeat itself," write the editor in his brief preface to this incomparable summation of the modern world's debt to the ancient Greeks. "Yet, if the twentieth century searched through the past for its nearest spiritual kin, it is in the fifth and following centuries before Christ that they would be found. Again and again, as we ... more »study Greek thought and literature, behind the veil woven by time and distance, the face that meets us is our own, younger, with fewer lines and wrinkles on its features and with more definite and deliberate purpose in its eyes....This book--the first of its kind in English--aims at giving some idea of what the world owes to Greece in various realms of the spirit and the intellect, and of what it can still learn from her."
"The Legacy of Greece" first appeared in 1921 and has been reprinted many times. Its eleven distinguished contributors...through their deep knowledge and understanding of classical civilization, point out the lasting values of our Greek heritage in such realms as art and architecture, literature, philosophy and political thought, mathematics, and the natural sciences« less