The History of the Society of Esteem
In 1996, Cecilia I. Illes discovered that the structure of the society of the Etruscans, an ancient people from Italy, differed in fundamental ways from the kind of societies of the Romans and Greeks.
She embarked on a search for this society. After several years and based on indications from archaeological finds, she proposed there was a high probability that within the Etruscan culture the old hierarchy was replaced by the new concept of esteem.
The structures and actions of human society and the community are the same, whether Etruscan or Romans or present day. But it seems the Etruscans had understood something else: Hierarchy is not the absolute condition for the human society to work.
It appears they understood something more, that esteem is closer to the human being than hierarchy. The result of this discovery was that at their peak, Etruscan culture showed extraordinary progressiveness for that time. Construction of streets, formation of cities like Rome, floor heating, canalization and water drainages.
Her nephew, Viktor Matthys, became her most important collaborator, a young man who unquestionably understands the principles of the society of esteem