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Classical Antiquity and the Politics of America
From George Washington to George W. Bush
Edited by Michael Meckler
Although most prevalent and obvious during the early decades of the Republic, the influence of classical antiquity on American politics persists even into the 21st century. This study tracks the movement of classicism throughout U.S. history and illustrates how the ancient Greeks and Romans continue to influence political theory and determine policy in the United States, from the education of the Founders to the War in Iraq.
This wide-ranging collection of essays on classicism and American politics is filled with gems.
- Richard Dougherty, University of Dallas
Michael Meckler (Ph.D. Michigan) is Resident Fellow, Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.