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The Story of Philosophy Setting & Symbolism

Will Durant
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Objects/Places

Greeceappears in non-fiction

Greece is a large island located in the Mediterranean Sea. The philosophical history of civilization and culture begins in Greece. The coastline of Greece is rough and irregular. Its features form isolated regions that make communication across the land difficult and dangerous. Because of this isolation, Greece has many city-states that develop separate economies, cultures, religions and governments.

Athensappears in non-fiction

Athens is a well-known city-state of Greece. Athens is located farthest east of the larger cities of Greece. Its port and navy help it to develop into a busy trading center. Athens claims to be a democratic city-state with 400,000 residents but includes 250,000 slaves. Athens' leaders struggle with one another to develop forms of democracy and aristocracy. Critias leads Athens' oligarchic party to abandon democracy because it is inefficient in war.

Spartaappears in non-fiction

Sparta is a well-known city-state of Greece. Sparta...

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