The Glory That Was Greece

Athens And Her Philosophers

In Alexandria, then, the Hellenic genius was as fruitful as ever. But it was growing under glass there, and it was not pure Occidental culture. We have to think of the Greek Ptolemies, descended from Macedonian generals, as on the one hand writing Greek poetry and inviting Greek scholars to criticise it, but on the other hand accepting homage and

Plate 86.—Relief from Pergamum.

W. Titzenthaler, Photo. Berlin, W.

adulation as Eastern potentates, and actually marrying their sisters after the customary manner of

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