Hugh W. Nibley; Donald W. Parry and Stephen D. Ricks (Editors), Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book & the Foundation for Ancient Research & Mormon Studies (FARMS), 1993, The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 10, 6.25×9.25″ hardbound, 515 pages. ISBN: 0875793754
The foibles of our age are nothing new, repeating what has been done in other eras, which makes these essays highly pertinent to our own time. One important key to understanding modern civilization is a familiarity with its ancient background. Many modern principles and practices; social, political, and even economics; have clear parallels in antiquity. A careful study of these forerunners of our traditions, particularly as they contributed to the downfall of earlier civilizations, may help us avoid some of the mistakes of our predecessors.
Reading Nibley is a constant pleasure, even where the argument is subtle or a page is studded with details. To benefit most fully from reading Nibley, one must be like a cup, ready to be filled to the brim, and then some,” writes Stephen D. Ricks, Associate Professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, in the forward to The Ancient State: The Rulers and the Ruled.
The Arrow, the Hunter, and the State
Tenting, Toll, and Taxing
The Hierocentric State
The Unsolved Loyalty Problem: Our Western Heritage
Victoriosa Loquacitas: The Rise of Rhetoric and the Decline of Everything Else
How to Have a Quiet Campus, Antique Style
New Light on Scaliger
Three Shrines: Mantic, Sophic, and Sophistic
Paths That Stray: Some Notes on Sophic and Mantic