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I saw @amygdalE discussing Greek philosophy so I thought it would be good to get the whole forum involved! Who do you all suggest I read? Ive never read philosophy before
 

nadellii

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Aristotle for sure. I love the allegory of the cave :)
 
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Worldwide Greeks Editor

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Here are my top 3 favorite Greek philosophers:

1. Socrates
2. Plato
3. Aristotle

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Vangelis

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Aristotle for sure. I love the allegory of the cave :)
I remember doing this at school and thinking what is this rubbish they are teaching us? Now, I find myself quoting it all the time!
 
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Vangelis

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1. Epicurus
2. King Menander

Epicurus was atheist and King Menander declared himself a Buddhist. Very deep thinkers, indeed!
 
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francescool

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I remember doing this at school and thinking what is this rubbish they are teaching us? Now, I find myself quoting it all the time!
Same!! The more we learn the more were able to learn
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I think it is a good idea to start with an overview. There are many philosophers, and all came about at different time periods and have different, conflicting beliefs. Maybe start here?

 

Greco-Buddhism

A period of Ancient Greek history that is not well known amongst the Greek community is the influence that the Greeks had on Buddhism especially through their art and also the influence that Buddhism and other ascetic systems in India had on Greek philosophy. You can read all about it in this article: Greco-Buddhism

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Need Genealogy help

Trying to trace my Greek genealogy. My great grandfather first came to the US in the 1890s and settled in Lynn MA. I have found it challenging to find greek records because of name changes when they came to the US. My great grandfather, Elias Gouzoules was from Georgitsi Greece. I believe he was born in the 1870s and died in Lynn MA in 1944. I know his father was a Priest in the village. I think his name was Panayotis Gouzoules (my grandfather was named Panayotis Winston Elias born 1901-1982) I believe my great grandfather had 13 siblings. I would love to be able to get names of his mother, siblings etc and if there are any relatives still living in Greece, birth and death dates etc. I have also heard that Panayotis Gouzoules' dad fought in the rebellion. I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have! Thank you! Sarah

The statues of Cleopatra and her husband Dioscurides!

The statues of Cleopatra and her husband Dioscurides were placed by the entrance of their house to greet the guests. Delos island, Cyclades, Greece. https://t.co/t2gzPx0K9yScreenshot_2022-01-13-16-06-02-623_com.twitter.android.jpg

Greek history documentary on engineering in Ancient Greece

Engineering is one of the most impactful aspects of Ancient Greece, there was so much advancement during that time that comes from Ancient Greece that we still use today. National Geographic always does a great job of depicting what life was like in ancient Greece. Let me know what you think of the advancements in the comments, I will search for more documentaries and post them. :)

Constantine the Great impacted Greece more than you know

Constantine the Great united the Roman empire and made a huge impact on how Greece and Greek Culture played a role in the "Roman" or "Byzantine" empire. His mother was Greek, from Smyrna which is one of the reasons why so much of his influence was in Greece. Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, was named after him and he also is a saint. Many many people in Greece are now named Konstantinos and Konstantina, after his legacy. It is said the Constantine was a religious pioneer although this has also been contested and many criticize him for being violent.
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