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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (Oct. 15 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252028511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252028519
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 15 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g

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"Now we can join Gandhi and Tolstoy and nameless others who encountered this vigorous and invigorating book. Welcome to a company of radicals who believed we could and should stop eating non-human animals. They brought vegetarianism out of history and into the here and now." -- from the introduction

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HESIOD-the poet par excellence of peace and of agriculture, as Homer is of war and of the "heroic" virtues-was born at Ascra, a village in Boeotia, a part of Hellas, which, in spite of its proverbial fame for beefeating and stupidity, gave birth to three other eminent persons-Pindar, the lyric poet, Epameinondas, the great military genius and statesman, and Plutarch, the most amiable moralist of antiquity. Read the first page
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