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By Gustaw Herling

In 1940, Gustav Herling used to be arrested after he joined an underground Polish military that fell into Russian palms. He used to be despatched to a northern Russian labour camp, the place he spent the 2 so much terrible years of his lifestyles. during this publication, he tells of the folks he was once imprisoned with, the hardships they persevered, and the indomitable spirit and should that allowed them to outlive. in particular, he creates a portrait of the way humans - disadvantaged of nutrients, garments, right treatment, and compelled to paintings at demanding labour - can come jointly to shape a group that provides desire within the face of hopelessness, that provides existence while even the residing don't have any lifestyles left.

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Athens went through the same economic changes which we have already surveyed, but without the extreme violence which elsewhere often accompanied the rise of the mercantile and laboring classes and their undermining the power of the landowning 44 aristocrats. THE Among RISE OF THE COMMON MAN 45 several reasons for the relatively peaceful revolu- tion in Athens, one doubtless the fact that the late is the Dorians, with their stern subjection of the local inhabitants whom they conquered, never tribal invasions of penetrated into Athens.

Consequently Orphism became centered in exclusive religious brotherhoods. Moral and religious anodynes, however, could not check the ferment of social change. The conflict between and the masses grew more critical throughout aristocrats the Greek world. Economic inequality based on the STORM AND STRESS 35 ownership of land steadily increased, the few reducing the many to a state of virtual serfdom. , the invention of coined money accelerated the cleavage. Many of the noble families, clever in utilizing this new instrument of acquisition, increased their holdings.

Endurance of Odysseus, and many of those upper-class THE TRIBAL AGE had been woven into the ideals 2Q social pattern of the democracy. For an adequate understanding of the relation of tribal society to the later Athenian culture, one final observa- must be made before we leave this period. Both the and the culture patterns of later Greece were founded on a mingling of the northern invaders and the tion racial stock Mediterranean people who inhabited the territory be- fore they came. Only in recent years have realize, owing t6 archaeological discoveries, Greek civilization commercial and area, especially we come to how greatly was indebted to the highly developed artistic society already existing in that on the infiltration of the island of Crete, during the early northern tribes.

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