Western civilization

Western civilization


Ancient Greek Quotes (and Roman, Too)

ancient Greek quotes October 24th, 2017

The Athenians, Spartans, and Romans were remarkable in so many ways. Certainly, one way in which these societies excelled is in writing down laws, establishing and testing the limits of democracy and other forms of government, and in oration/theater/philosophy. We have myriad ancient Greek quotes, Roman proverbs, writings, meditations, insights, and bits of wisdom that survived the ages. This is saying a lot because much has been lost or destroyed in the last 2,000 years. It is a rich cultural heritage that Athens bestowed, and there is much of interest in the Spartan and Roman civilizations as well. Add in Macedonians like Alexander and Aristotle, and you have a very valuable vein of knowledge, discovery, and even proto-science. Below you will find a beautiful array of ancient Greek quotes (and Roman, too) on all manner of subject, including philosophy, personal growth, wisdom, politics, glory, courage, and strength. 

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A Close-Up of Culture: Past, Present

January 19th, 2017

How much of an impact does culture have on our values and ethics, fulfillment, and relationships? What can the wisdom of ancient cultures teach that is worth learning? What values do we have in the West, and what does that mean? What will the future be like for humanity? Can wisdom and values contribute positively to each

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