I honestly did not like when the Lewis mentions that "Culture cannot be atomized into discrete units" because it turns outs that there are various instances in which it can. For example, the birth of nationalism which encompasses a national identity is an example of how culture become uniform with a population of individuals, but this then brings into question what came before nationalism. Using the example of France, before the birth of nationalism in which the people of France began to recognize themselves as French, there were a multitude of separate communities which had their own dialects and practices. In the medieval period of France; the Carolingian era, the emergence of the French language as a language used in the royal court began to emerge and it was used among the elites of society during that time. Hence, this is am example of a new culture which was isolated within a selected few. Perhaps another example which can be acquainted to the understanding culture as a distinct unit can be seen within the ancient Greek civilization. Ancient Greece was not unified but rather was composed of city-states which had their own laws and customs, and although they had their own language, each derived from a separate ancestor; Dorians, Aeolians, or Ionians, which gave rise to the modern nation of Greece, but also serve as a representation of how each had their own roots. These are simply all examples which demonstrate that culture can be understood as separate units because they have been the foundation of various societies from the past.