|Author||Fustel De Coulanges|
|Publication Date||July 3, 2012|
The first edition of La Cite A ntique, by Monsieur FusTEL DEC ouLANGES, Historical Professor at Strasbourg, appeared in 1864, and has since been crowned by the French A cademy. Perhaps no other treatise could be found more useful for educational purposes or affording a clearer insight into the spirit of antiquity. The distinctive features of it are the use of Sanscrit for further purposes than those of philology, and a comparison of the laws and institutions of the Greeks and Romans A vith those of the ancient Hindoos. Greek and Roman civilization is shewn to have been based upon the worship of mens dead ancestors ;from which worship, and not so much from the right of labour, were derived the idea of property and the old laws of succession. A mong the points proved is the identity of the ancient gms with the primitive family, and the revival of the patriarchal theory for at least a portion of the A ryan race.
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