Edward Wortley Montagu

Montagu, Edward Wortley

  • Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republicks

    by Edward Wortley Montagu

    In 1759, at the height of the Seven Years’ War, when Great Britain was suffering a series of military reversals, Montagu considered his country’s plight in an historical context formed by the study of five ancient republics: Sparta, Athens, Thebes, Carthage, and Rome. Montagu’s focus on the ancient republics gives his contribution a distinctive twist to the chorus of voices…

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