The Greek View of Life
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The Greek View of Life

By G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes) Dickinson
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The world examined by the ancient Greek philosophers and poets was distinctly different from our own. And that context, the author argues, has been missing from later evaluations of their work. Here is the Greek view of life in the classical age perspectives on the state, the individual, religion, and art as seen by writers such as Aristotle, Euripides, Homer, Plato, and Sophocles, among many others.

Table of Contents
  • THE GREEK VIEW OF LIFE
  • PREFACE
  • LIST OF TRANSLATIONS USED
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I.—THE GREEK VIEW OF RELIGION
      • CHAPTER II.—THE GREEK VIEW OF THE STATE
      • CHAPTER III.—THE GREEK VIEW OF THE INDIVIDUAL
      • CHAPTER IV.—THE GREEK VIEW OF ART
      • CHAPTER V.—CONCLUSION
  • THE GREEK VIEW OF LIFE
  • CHAPTER I
    • Section 1. Introductory.
      • Section 2. Greek Religion an Interpretation of Nature.
      • Section 3. Greek Religion an Interpretation of the Human Passions.
      • Section 4. Greek Religion the Foundation of Society.
      • Section 5. Religious Festivals.
      • Section 6. The Greek Conception of the Relation of Man to the Gods.
      • Section 7. Divination, Omens, Oracles.
      • Section 8. Sacrifice and Atonement.
      • Section 9. Guilt and Punishment.
      • Section 10. Mysticism.
      • Section 11. The Greek View of Death and a Future Life.
      • Section 12. Critical and Sceptical Opinion in Greece.
      • Section 13. Ethical Criticism.
      • Section 14. Transition to Monotheism.
      • Section 15. Metaphysical Criticism.
      • Section 16. Metaphysical Reconstruction—Plato.
      • Section 17. Summary.
  • CHAPTER II
    • Section 1. The Greek State a "City."
      • Section 2. The Relation of the State to the Citizen.
      • Section 3. The Greek View of Law.
      • Section 4. Artisans and Slaves.
      • Section 5. The Greek State Primarily Military, not Industrial.
      • Section 6. Forms of Government in the Greek State.
      • Section 7. Faction and Anarchy.
      • Section 8. Property and the Communistic Ideal.
      • Section 9. Sparta.
      • Section 10. Athens.
      • Section 11. Sceptical Criticism of the Basis of the State.
      • Section 12. Summary.
  • CHAPTER III
    • Section 1. The Greek View of Manual Labour and Trade.
      • Section 2. Appreciation of External Goods.
      • Section 3. Appreciation of Physical Qualities.
      • Section 4. Greek Athletics.
      • Section 5. Greek Ethics—Identification of the Aesthetic and Ethical Points of View.
      • Section 6. The Greek View of Pleasure.
      • Section 7. Illustrations—Ischomachus; Socrates.
      • Section 8. The Greek View of Woman.
      • Section 9. Protests against the Common View of Woman.
      • Section 10. Friendship.
      • Section 11. Summary.
  • CHAPTER IV
    • Section 1. Greek Art an Expression of National Life.
      • Section 2. Identification of the Aesthetic and Ethical Points of View.
      • Section 3. Sculpture and Painting.
      • Section 4. Music and the Dance.
      • Section 5. Poetry.
      • Section 6. Tragedy.
      • Section 7. Comedy.
      • Section 8. Summary.
  • CHAPTER V
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