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voula_slat

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It's crazy to think that something I've come to value so much about modern Greek people is actually from the ancient Greeks. Does anyone know where, when or from whom the concept of philotimo emerged in Ancient Greece?
 

nickstamoulis

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acamp7

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Me too! I love this concept. But I don't think there's any specific way to trace something like philotimo. It's something unique to Greek people, that came from ancient Greece. But it's more of a mindset so I guess we’ll never know.
 
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knicks_fan87

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According to my google search, the word came from Athens around the 4th and 5th centuries BCE!!
 

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