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Review of ‘Know Thyself’

Ingrid Rossellini’s Know Thyself: Western Identity From Classical Greece to the Renaissance, is a rich and engaging introduction (or reintroduction) to major ideas—particularly visual arts, literature, philosophy and religion—that influenced the development of Western civilization. Rossellini focuses on Greek and Roman antiquity, the Middle Ages, Humanism and the Renaissance. Her sweeping survey is meant for…

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