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Ancient State, The: Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 10

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Hugh W. Nibley; Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks (Editors), Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book & the Foundation for Ancient Research & Mormon Studies (FARMS), 1993, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 10, 6.25x9.25" hardbound, 515 pages. ISBN: 0875793754

The foibles of our age are nothing new, repeating what has been done in other eras, which makes these essays highly pertinent to our own time. One important key to understanding modern civilization is a familiarity with its ancient background. Many modern principles and practices; social, political, and even economics; have clear parallels in antiquity. A careful study of these forerunners of our traditions, particularly as they contributed to the downfall of earlier civilizations, may help us avoid some of the mistakes of our predecessors.

Reading Nibley is a constant pleasure, even where the argument is subtle or a page is studded with details. To benefit most fully from reading Nibley, one must be like a cup, ready to be filled to the brim, and then some," writes Stephen D. Ricks, Associate Professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, in the forward to The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled.

Contents:

The Arrow, the Hunter, and the State

Tenting, Toll, and Taxing

The Hierocentric State

Sparsiones

The Unsolved Loyalty Problem: Our Western Heritage

Victoriosa Loquacitas: The Rise of Rhetoric and the Decline of Everything Else

How to Have a Quiet Campus, Antique Style

New Light on Scaliger

Three Shrines: Mantic, Sophic, and Sophistic

Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic

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