The Ancient City

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Author  Fustel de Coulanges
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 9, 2010
ISBN  1451004982
Pages  534

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THE ANCIENT CITY. INTRODUCTION. The Necessity of studying the earliest Beliefs of the Ancients in order to understand their Institutions. IT is proposed here to show upon wllat principles and by what rules Greek and Roman society was gov~ erned. We unite in the same study both the Greeks and the Romans, because these two peoples, who were two branches of a single race, and who spoke two Idioms of a single language, also had the same insti~ tutions and the same principles of government, and passed through a series of similar revolutions. We shall attempt to set in a clear light the radical and essential differences which at all times distinguished these ancient peoples from modern societies. In our system of education, we live from infancy in the midst of the Greeks and Romans, and become accustomed continually to compare them with ourselves, to judge of their history by our own, and to explain our revolutions by theirs. 'Vbat we have received from them leads us to

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 5; BOOK THIRD; THE CITY; CIlAI'TER PAGE; 1 The Phratry anel the Cury The Tribe •• 154; II New Religious Beliefs • • • • • • • • • 159; 1 The Goels of Physical Nature • • • • 159; III; IV; J Relation of this Religion to the Development; of Human Society •; The City is formed • • •; The City U1,bs ••; 161; 161; 171; V 'Vorship of the Founder Legend of Eneas • • 188; YI The Goels of the City • • 1!):~; VII The Religion of the City; 1 The Public Meals • •; 2 The Festivals and the Calenelar; 205; 205; 210; 3 The Census • • • • • • • • • 213; 4 Religion in the Assembly, in the Senate, in the; Tribunal, in the Army The Triumph • 216; VIII The Rituals and the Annals • • • • • • 222; IX Government of the City The King • • • • • 231; 1 Religious Authority of the King • • • • • 231; 2 Political Authority of the King; X The Magistracy

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