The Legacy of Greece


Gilbert Murray (Author)
W. R. Inge (Author)
J. Burnet (Author)
Sir T. L. Heath (Author)
D’arcy W. Thompson (Author)
Charles Singer (Author)
R. W. Livingston (Author)
A. Toynbee (Author)
A. E. Zimmern (Author)
Percy Gardner (Author)
Sir Reginald Blomfield (Author)

Series: Geography and History of the World
BISAC: HIS002010

In spite of many differences, no age has had closer affinities with Ancient Greece than our own; none has based its deeper life so largely on ideals which the Greeks brought into the world. History does not repeat itself. Yet, if the twentieth century searched through the past for its nearest spiritual kin, it is in the fifth and following centuries before Christ that they would be found. Again and again, as we study Greek thought and literature, behind the veil woven by time and distance, the face that meets us is our own, younger, with fewer lines and wrinkles on its features and with more definite and deliberate purpose in its eyes. For these reasons we are to-day in a position, as no other age has been, to understand Ancient Greece, to learn the lessons it teaches, and, in studying the ideals and fortunes of men with whom we have so much in common, to gain a fuller power of understanding and estimating our own. This book—the first of its kind in English—aims at giving some idea of what the world owes to Greece in various realms of the spirit and the intellect, and of what it can still learn from her.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Value of Greece to the Future of the World
Gilbert Murray

Chapter 2. Religion
W. R. Inge

Chapter 3. Philosophy
J. Burnett

Chapter 4. Mathematics and Astronomy
Sir T. L. Heath

Chapter 5. Natural Science
D’Arcy W. Thompson

Chapter 6. Biology
Charles Singer

Chapter 7. Medicine
Charles Singer

Chapter 8. Literature
R. W. Livingstone

Chapter 9. History
Arnold Toynbee

Chapter 10. Political Thought
E. Zimmern

Chapter 11. The Lamps of Greek Art
Percy Gardner

Chapter 12. Architecture
Sir Reginald Blomfield


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