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This quantity bargains with the concept that of 'West' and 'East', as held by way of the traditional Greeks. Cultural alternate in Archaic and Classical Greece in the course of the institution of Hellenic colonies round the historical international used to be a tremendous improvement, and regularly a two-way method. to accomplish a formal figuring out of it calls for examine from each attitude. All 24 papers during this quantity mix varieties of proof, discussing them from each standpoint: they're tested not just from the viewpoint of the Greeks yet from that of the locals. The booklet provides new info, in addition to re-examining current facts and reinterpreting previous theories. The booklet is richly illustrated.

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Moreover, he wanted, as he himself told A . V . Tyrkova-Williams, "to light a little with the Germans, even if not directly, hut indirectly". The well known Hungarian scholar Andreas Alfeldi. whose note is cited by B. Funk in his article, thought that Rostovtzcff expected to find in England "humanism with a more liberal orientation", that "England is open to first class scholars just as much as German universities are". It is possible that these arguments had their importance, but we must remember that at the beginning of 1**19 RostovtzcfT, by his own words, was at the cross-roads and had to chose, "to settle in a neutral country and work in his scholarly field or to go to England and to try at the same time to be useful to the common cause".

II. * Sec note n. 15. See note n. 13. \auk {Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences). M. VIN in Cambridge (21 July 1919) Rostovtzeff wrote: "Tomorrow I am leaving for die North of England for a month, together with Haverfield and Anderson, to check Latin inscriptions". After Haverfield's death in 1919, Rostovtzeff continued this research with Anderson and G . ™ Rostovtzeff was most cordially welcome in Oxford, as he wrote in his report. In a letter to A . V . Tyrkova-VVilliams, he wrote: "My arrival here was met with great kindness and heartiness.

Patouillet offered to translate it. I sent the book to France. If anything is going to come out of it, I do not know, but in any case there is no work for your blue pen so far. Pity that I did not give you my book for examination. I would have liked to have your opinion. But it is too late now, I have already sent it to France and another copy is not envisaged. 74 The following day in his postcard to Minns, 22 July, again disappointment about the book: Unfortunately. Chatto and Windus decided that, with the existence of your book, it is not worth publishing mine.

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