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The Byzantine’s Hidden Impact on Education

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...

Eat Like an Ancient Greek Philosopher: The Aristotle Menu

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 Ancient Greek Jesus Christ, Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana, an ancient Greek philosopher and miracle worker from the Roman province of Cappadocia who lived in the first century CE, is often associated with Jesus Christ. His amazing story that parallels Jesus has raised controversy among...

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.

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,...

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...

Why Did Pythagoras Believe that Three was a Sacred Number?

Pythagoras was one of the greatest philosophers and intellectuals of Greek history. He made many profound contributions to knowledge in various areas. One interesting fact about Pythagoras' beliefs is that he considered the number three to be a very...

The Ancient Greek Philosopher Who Said that Aliens Exist

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 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...

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...