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19 October 2012

EUHEMERISM : Chapter 1: Heroes and Heroic Deeds


EUHEMERISM

The Greek Myths

Published, edited, images added, any comments/annotations by me, (in red) & formatted by Kenneth S. Doig


Written by William Harris, Prof. Em. Middlebury College

Chapter 1: Heroes and Heroic Deeds

The world we live in is the natural frame or reference for our views, since our lives are passed in close physical association with others, and we work closely with other people as the normal function of urban living, which is now almost synonymous with the idea of civilization. 


It is natural for us to see other human beings, whether in the past or present, as social animals, Aristotle put it just that way, and for him, living in Greece in the fourth century B.C., the term was perfectly well suited. 

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