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Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor Who Embraced Greek Philosophy

The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius ruled over the classical world's most powerful empire. In addition to his achievements as a ruler, military strategist, and administrator, Marcus Aurelius is admired to this day for his grasp of Greek philosophy, particularly...

Ancient Greeks Were the First to Give Someone the Finger

The ancient Greek philosopher, Diogenes the Cynic, was most likely the man who invented "the finger" as an insult. The historian of philosophy Diogenes Laertios wrote that the cynical philosopher Diogenes made the rude gesture to the orator Demosthenes in...

How to Live a Fulfilling Life According to Greek Philosopher Plato

Widely considered the first "true" philosopher of Ancient Greece, Plato was primarily interested in how people could live a fulfilling life. Plato, the ancient Greek philosopher Born in Athens, the namesake of platonic love was said to have been influenced by...

The Parallels Between Prometheus and Adam, Jesus and Hercules

Christianity’s rapid spread in the classical Greco-Roman world begs a question. What made Christianity appealing or fulfilling for the classical world? Trying to find answers is a task as old as time. All classical professions attempt to define the minute...

Socrates’ Wisest and Most Inspiring Quotes

Socrates, famous for his wise and inspiring quotes, died as he lived—hated by most Athenians but much beloved by his students. He was condemned to prison and death by poison in 399 BC for corrupting Athenian youth and rejecting...

Ancient Greek Philosophers Who Excelled in Athens

Many ancient philosophers from Athens considered this city to be the center of their thriving intellectual activity. Their profound insights persistently influence our comprehension of ethics, politics, metaphysics, and the core inquiries concerning human existence. These luminaries and philosophers from Athens...

The Golden Age of Ancient Greek Science

Greece had two golden ages. The legacies of Greek golden ages, especially in science, made Western civilization what we know today.

How Ancient Greek Knowledge Was Saved by the Islamic Golden Age

The Islamic Golden Age was a period during which science, literature, geometry, astronomy, and other fields of knowledge flourished from the eighth to the thirteenth century. Without the scholars of this period, who translated the works of the Ancient...

The Greatest Quotes of Ancient Greek Stoic Philosophers

Stoicism was one of the philosophical movements of the Hellenistic period, founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC

Plato’s Magic Ring Allegory and the Lord of the Rings

Few people would be quick to draw a connection between Plato and The Lord of the Rings, authored by epic high fantasy writer J. R. R. Tolkien. However, the ancient Greek philosopher's hypothetical Ring of Gyges bears some striking...