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Ancient Greek Philosophers’ Timeless Wisdom

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.

Five Ancient Greek Discoveries that Shaped Our Modern World

If you are wondering exactly what were the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world, here is just a small sample of the top inventions and discoveries of the ancient Greeks that are remarkably used till today. The Alarm Clock of...

Ten Ancient Greek Inventions Used Today

There are a plethora of items we use in our daily lives which you may be surprised to hear are actually ancient Greek inventions. They may not have perfected the makeshift and primitive inventions, but they did pave the...

The Best Wise and Inspiring Greek Philosopher Quotes

When you are searching for an inspirational quote, look no further than ancient Greek philosophers. These men and the wisdom they share with us resonates even in modern civilization as we know it today. Some of the best quotes of...

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...

Why Fraternities and Sororities are Called “Greek Life”

Have you ever wondered why American college fraternities and sororities are referred to as "Greek life"? Why are they commonly named after the Greek alphabet? "Greek life" is a term for different exclusive societies--fraternities for men, sororities for women-- that...

Plato’s Best (and Worst) Ideas Will Surprise You

Plato was one of the most brilliant and important minds in the history of Greece, he had some great ideas but some not very smart.

Hypatia: The Female Greek Philosopher Who Was Killed for Her Beliefs

Hypatia, one of the greatest philosophers of Alexandria, was admired for her groundbreaking ideas but was brutally murdered for them by Christian fanatics in the fourth century AD. Born around the year 360, Hypatia was a female Greek philosopher, astronomer...

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Its Connection with the Present

Plato's allegory of the cave is one of the great stories of philosophy. It allows us to understand how the Greek philosopher perceived the world in ancient times. The tale deals with a metaphorical explanation, made by the ancient Greek...

Socrates, the Founder of Western Philosophy

Socrates is the most important exponent of Western philosophy, his ideas forming a continuum from Ancient Greece to today's Western thought