Nature and Convention

In the fifth century BCE, the world was changing. Increasing travel and trade between distant cities led to widening awareness about other cultures, religions, and customs. The world was shrinking and yet simultaneously becoming less and less familiar. After all, faraway people think, talk, and believe much differently. The more you encounter cultures unique from your own, the more imperative it becomes to account for the legitimacy of your own laws, beliefs, and religious convictions.

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