Lucian - successors split his empire into several kingdoms....

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/23/11 LUCIAN AND LATER ANTIQUITY
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8/23/11 Lucian A Syrian author who wrote in Greek in the 2nd c. AD As an outsider he offers a very sharp, intelligent, caustic and very humorous view of the ancient Greek world. He had read and absorbed almost everything written in Greek in the past millennium (c. 800 BC – 200 AD), and uses traditional themes and motives combined in a uniquely insightful, funny and perceptive composition.
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8/23/11 Historical Developments 338 BC. Philip II defeats the southern Greek states and unifies the Greek World. The Greek City state ceases to exist as an independent unit. 330 BC. Alexander conquers Persia. His
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Unformatted text preview: successors split his empire into several kingdoms. In the large metropolitan areas of the new kingdoms the family unit changes. The ideally self-sufficient Greek oikos no longer 8/23/11 The Change From the 1st century AD there is a considerable shift in moral and cultural perceptions. The family unit becomes sacrosanct, monogamy gradually becomes a desired state for men too, sexuality becomes dirty, and sex an act which should be avoided if possible, unless for the purposes of procreation. The cult of the body, enshrined in the classical ideal of beauty and perfection as a spiritual form, degenerates into vanity, and...
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