Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts: How the Ancients Inspired the Founding Fathers (Paperback)

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    Carl J. Richard is professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
    This lively and engaging book is the only popular work to explore the profound impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on the Founding Fathers. The classical education they imbibed as young students inspired them to undertake the American Revolution and influenced their approach to a host of constitutional and practical issues crucial to the shaping of the new American republic. Recounting the stirring stories the founders encountered in their favorite histories of Greece and Rome, renowned scholar Carl J. Richard explores what they learned from these vivid tales and how they applied these lessons to their own heroic quest to win American independence and establish a durable republic. Crucial to the decisions that shaped the United States, these lessons remain invaluable today for every citizen concerned with America's future course.

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    ISBN 9780742556249
    Genre HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 202
    Publisher Date 2009-10-31 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How the Ancients Inspired the Founding Fathers
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Richard, Carl J.
    Country of Origin United States

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