Chapter 1 "When everything is too much as expected, it tends to be repetitive and boring, but if all is completely unanticipated, it becomes bewildering." But conquest is a double edged sword. On one side the conquerors stamp their image on the conquered, but on the other the overlords absorb many of the forms and expressions of the subjugated people." "It could be said that the architect is the ballet master who writes the figure of a dance that all who enter must preform." P9Chapter 2:"Pericle [...]
I have loved this book for forty years. It was the textbook for my favorite class my senior year of high school. That class and textbook helped expand my appreciation for the arts. Well written and organized it is an excellent primer on classical art.