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Bruce S. Thornton

Bruce S. Thornton is professor of classics at California State University, Fresno. His books include Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization and Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge.

Articles found on this site:
Constant as the Northern Star
By: Bruce S. Thornton
Posted: November 6, 2018
This article appeared in: Vol. XVIII, Number 4, Fall 2018

Caesar's world, come to life.

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Scottish Philosophy, American Morality
By: Bruce S. Thornton
Posted: February 25, 2016
This article appeared in: Volume XVI, Number 1, Winter 2015/16

Bruce Thornton looks at the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment on the American Founding.

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A Mirror in Marble
By: Bruce S. Thornton
Posted: October 31, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIV, Number 4, Fall 2014

A review of The Parthenon Enigma

 
Enduring Empire
By: Bruce S. Thornton
Posted: June 3, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 1 - Winter 2012/13

A review of The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction, by Brian Campbell; Rome: An Empire's Story, by Greg Woolf; and Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian, by Thomas R. Martin

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Cultivated Taste
By: Bruce S. Thornton
Posted: April 5, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 2 - Spring 2007

On the difficulty of translating Virgil's greatest poem.

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New World, Old Myths
By: Bruce S. Thornton
Posted: July 20, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 3 - Summer 2006

Recovering the historical truth of the American Indian and his conflicted, quirky humanity.

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