By Frederic Raphael

A sharp, frequently fabulous, view of the classical international by means of an incredible classics student at Cambridge and writer of The Glittering Prizes

This publication is the end result of greater than sixty years of a writing lifestyles in which Frederic Raphael has lower back many times to the literature and panorama of the traditional global. In his new e-book, Raphael deploys his popular wit and erudition to offer us a brilliant mosaic of the complexities and contradictions underlying Western civilization and its carrying on with impact upon modern society. Tackling a vast diversity of subject matters, from the presumed superiority of democracy to the momentum in the back of latest homosexual rights flow, Raphael's frequently daringly heterodox view of the Greek and Roman international will impress, shock, and, whilst, entertain readers. He indicates how the interaction of fiction and fact, rhetorical aspiration and functional crafty, are threaded via sleek culture.

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