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A Brief History of Antiquity in American Politics and Culture

The use of antiquity has particularly deep roots in America, and the ancient world has provided a flexible set of myths and ideals through which it has frequently articulated its position in history. Ancient Rome proved an especially useful exemplar for the Founders, who envisioned the new nation taking on the mantle of the Roman Republic (Richards 3). However, this self-proclaimed…




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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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