Kykloi : cyclic theories in ancient Greece

@inproceedings{Nelson1980KykloiC,
  title={Kykloi : cyclic theories in ancient Greece},
  author={H. W. Nelson},
  year={1980}
}
ions; he more often than not attributed the great events of history to larger and remoter causes than individual motives. This ability, remarkable in its time, allowed him to fonnulate a general theory "about the rise and fall of civilizations"; and, l_ike the early Greek philosopher-scientists, he sought to find a single explanation of events--a kind of law of history. He thought he had found the basis of this 268 lahin hi8 observation that history reveals a reoccurring cycle of rise and… Expand

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