The Everlasting Man Setting & Symbolism

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Greece

Greece was one the West's greatest civilizations in antiquity. It produced art and philosophy which retains its value to this day.

Rome

Rome was the apex of Pagan civilization. It rose to prominence after fending off the Carthaginians in the sometimes desperate Punic wars.

Carthage

Carthage was a city in northern Africa which prospered largely on account of its highly efficient and hard-working culture. It was destroyed during the Punic Wars with Rome.

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church is, according to Chesterton, the living messenger of Christ's Gospel.

Confucianism

Confucianism is the belief-system based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher. It teaches one how to live one's daily life, often with a focus more on etiquette than morality.

Buddhism

Buddhism is an Oriental belief-system based on the teachings of Buddha. According to its doctrines, one achieves happiness—or rather, a kind of blissful...

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