Ancient Greek Philosophers’ Timeless Wisdom and Quotes
Some of the best quotes by Greek philosophers are sure to make you reflect on life's many issues, and change the way you think.
The Forgotten Legacy of Byzantine Education and Learning
The Byzantines, also known as the Eastern Romans, were a literate and articulate people, with a far greater appreciation for education than most of their contemporaries. The contribution of Byzantium to higher learning and culture has been broadly overlooked by...
The Ancient Greek Philosopher Who Believed in Aliens
Did the ancient Greeks look up at the night sky and ask "are we alone?" As it turns out, ancient Greek philosophers also asked this existential question. One such philosopher, Anaxagoras, proposed that alien life might exist on the...
The Ancient Greek Jesus Christ, Apollonius of Tyana
Greek philosopher Apollonius of Tyana from the Roman province of Cappadocia who lived in the first century CE is often linked with Jesus Christ. His amazing story that parallels Jesus has raised controversy among historians and theologians for centuries. Jesus...
The Greek Philosophers ‘Hiding’ in Raphael’s School of Athens
Several of the most influential Greek philosophers and thinkers are portrayed in Raphael's masterpiece the School of Athens which adorns the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Painted between 1509 and 1511, it depicts a congregation of philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists...
Ancient Inscription Touts Benefits of Greek Philosophy of Epicureanism
The benefits of the ancient Greek philosophy of Epicureanism are touted in an inscription discovered recently at a remote site in Turkey. The inscription, a quote from the Second century AD philosopher Diogenes, exhorts readers to follow Epicureanism, the way...
The Aristotle Menu: Eat Like an Ancient Greek Philosopher
According to Aristotle, the world was based on five elements—earth, fire, water, air, and ether. Culinary professor Giorgos Palisidis has now created what he calls the "Aristotelian Menu," based on foods and ingredients from northern Greece, the birthplace of...
The Best Wise and Inspiring Greek Philosopher Quotes
Ancient Greek philosophers from Aristotle to Socrates and Plato to Thales have been extensively quoted over the centuries. These men and the wisdom they share with us resonates even in modern civilization. Quotes of the most famous Greek philosophers Aristotle This quote is from one...
First Map of Known World Created by Ancient Greek Anaximander
The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC, was a polymath, lending his prodigious talents to the realms of pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, geography,...
Leaders as Healers: Ancient Greek Ideas on the Health of the Body Politic
Ancient Greek philosophers including Plato likened civic leaders to doctors, creating a healthy society through balance and moderation. Those ideas feed into what we expect from leaders today. By Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides In the current health crisis, we might ask what needs to...
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