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Unformatted text preview: at dark center where procreation flared. Otherwise this stone would seem defaced beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders and would not glisten like a wild beast's fur: Would not, from all the borders of itself, burst like a star: for here there is no place that does not see you. You must change your life. (Translation: Stephen Mitchell) Rainer Maria Rilke ARCHAIC TORSO OF APOLLO Heroes: Leonidas at Thermopylae Jacques-Louis David, 1814 WHO’S YOUR HERO? Greek fighting a Persian, vase painting 5th c. BCE DEMOCRACY Women, slaves, foreigners are excluded Direct and fully participatory No elected representation RELIGION Attic red-figure cup, End of the 6th century Even...
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