"White Neathenai swept in grace and serenity down to the water."
-Poul Anderson, Past Times (New York, 1984), p. 139.
Does anyone know what "Neathenai" means?
Daimonax says of the Westfallers:
"'...they use nerves, glands, muscles more. So they know an aspect of being human which our careful world has denied itself.'" (ibid.)
Eutopia has "...athletic fields..." (p. 115);
Iason himself is tall and broad and has been trained by Olympeion wreath winners.
So the Eutopians do already combine physicality with philosophy.
Of the Westfallers:
"'The family, the kingdom, the race is something to live and die for.'" (ibid.)
That is because these social units are still in dangerous conflict with each other. The human race can become something to live for, the only conflicts being with disease and with the recalcitrance of the physical environment that requires human action to satisfy human needs.