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elements of a civilization

The Italian Humanists believed that speech itself is a means by which we create civilization. Is this approach too simplistic? Why or why not? What other factors might play a part?

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Speech is one component to a vast array of elements that constitute the creation of significant civilizations. Other components would include contributions to the arts such as new plays, new literature, significant musical contributions and new artworks. In addition, architecture that is new and vibrant is also a significant elements--these are only some of the arts that would be associated with significant civilizations. Other component ...

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humanities of a civilization--components thereof