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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Greek Way of Life for describing
Greek life from womb to tomb. The mistreatment of women
is especially illuminating for a so-called democracy.

The Greek Way of Life
From Conception to Old Age
by Robert Garland

The Greek Way of Life (1990) - 376 pages
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This engrossing book, a companion volume to The Greek Way of Death, is the first investigation of the life cycle of the ancient Greeks from the moment of conception to the onset of old age. Robert Garland draws on a wealth of evidence, including Greek drama and poetry, philosophical works, historical texts, medical tracts, inscriptions, and vase painting. Asserting that our perception of age and aging is profoundly influenced by our culture, Garland seeks to establish not only what the ancient Greeks did at various ages, but how their social persona - the way others saw them - was shaped in the process of aging.

The Greek Way of Life is a survey of the major life experiences which constituted the social reality of classical Greece, broken down into the general topics of conception and pregnancy, birth, childhood, coming of age, early adulthood, and elders and the elderly. What emerges is a conception of the human being as a social animal par excellence whose nature was largely realized in the attainment of paradigmatic social roles: military service for men and childbearing for women. Among the subtopics are Greek medical ideas, the roles of women and children, marriage, care of the elderly, and the role of religious ideas. An engaging narrative and a useful sourcebook, this will appeal to both general readers and scholars.

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The Greek Way of Life
From Conception to Old Age
By Robert Garland

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Greek Way of Life for describing
Greek life from womb to tomb. The mistreatment of women
is especially illuminating for a so-called democracy.