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Unformatted text preview: (2) Reliance on mercenary armies iv) SpecializationThe Demise of the Amateur Ideal (1) Can one remain an amateur for long, both as an individual and as a polis? c) Social Contradictions in Democracy i) Role of Slaves (1) Aristotles rationalization of slavery as natural ii) Role of Women (1) Managers of the oikos (household economies) (2) Marriage as purely functional and pragmatic II) The Spread of Hellenism a) Philip of Macedon i) Brought an end to the democratic polis system b) Alexander the Great i) The spread of Greek culture (336-323) c) What legacy did Hellenism leave for Western Civilization? III) Course Conclusions a) The Axial Age as a deep breath of heightened consciousness for humanity i) Its shared insistence on living the examined life b) What defined the wisdom forged in this age? c) Heeding the lingering voices of the Axial Age d) The Relevance of the Axial Age for todays world...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course MMW 2 taught by Professor Chang during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08
- The Republic