Presents a history of Western civilization's origins and identityWestern literature, democracy, and philosophy all began there, as did the organized study of how the present emerged ... This culture was part of the eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern world of its time; Mycenae enjoyed social, artistic, ... the Odyssey is about individual endurance and a struggle to return home, to restore family life after war and separation. ... The answers Socrates proposed, or indicated, were less important than the questions, which no one had asked before.
|Title||:||From Plato to NATO|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 1998|