Socrates

Timeless Quotes from the Ancient Greek Philosophers

When searching for an inspirational quote, one need look no further than the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers. The insights these men shared with the world resonate even in our modern times today, and will live forever our...

Gossip as a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

In Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs, a nosy slave listens to his master's conversations and spreads them around town, resulting in his master's horrible misfortunes. The Aristophanes character, however, was not put there just for laughs. Gossip was a real tool in...

'Socrates Now': An Interactive Performance That Brings Us Up Against Ourselves

The Greek Theater of New York (EllinikoThεatro) and Visionary Culture present "Socrates Now," an interactive performance that has traveled to 20 countries and has been staged at the world's finest universities, such as Yale, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge. The...

International Day for the Greek Language Celebrated in Naples, Italy

A literary marathon, concert, discussions and a theatrical play, were several of the activities included in the program of the first International Day for the Greek Language and Civilization, which was celebrated in Naples, Italy. During the literary marathon, which...

German Newspaper Depicts Socrates Holding His Head Over Greek Crisis

German newspaper Bild has photoshopped a statue of Socrates holding his head in despair as Greece enters a new crisis similar to the one last spring that brought the country close to a Grexit. "The Alexis Tsipras government is depending...

Socrates' Trial and Subsequent Death Penalty Were Legally Just

Over the centuries, historians have presented the trial of Socrates as a parody of that time, claiming that the Athenian philosopher was forced to face charges invented by his fellow citizens because of ignorance. In the 399 BC trial, Socrates...

British Author Calls on EU Leaders to Learn from Socrates When Dealing with Greece

British author, historian and television broadcaster Bettany Hughes calls on European Union leaders to learn from Socrates when dealing with Greece and its economic woes. "Europe’s leaders need to sit down with Socrates for a night; a life unexamined is...

Ancient Greek Sites Desecrated By Football Fans' Graffiti

Unknown perpetrators spray-painted football slogans on the remains of the famous Athenian "Long Walls," inspired originally by Athenian politician and general Themistocles and built after Xerxes' invasion of Greece (480-479) in order to connect Athens to its ports at Piraeus and...

Woody Allen: It's a Pity we Read About Greek Crisis and not Plato or Socrates

"Instead of Plato and Socrates, we read about Greece's economic disaster," said top American director Woody Allen while in Cannes to promote his new film "Irrational Man." "It is horrible. Every day I open the paper and read about Greece's disaster....

Greece's Biggest Brain Drain Since the Time of Socrates

Greece is losing its priceless human capital as the economic crisis continues, which is leading to the biggest brain drain in history since the time of Socrates, according to a Market Watch report. The country's brightest workforce is leaving to...