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5 Top Ancient Greek Olympians

By Ben Potter In a our world where are mainstream sporting heroes are millionaires, prima donnas, sex-offenders, and drug-cheats, the Olympics, can provide countries the world over with real sporting icons, icons worthy of that over- and misused term ‘role-model’. However, the glory that our gold-medallists enjoy nowadays pales into insignificance when compared to that

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Prometheus The Creation of Man and a History of Enlightenment

The story of Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora is a popular myth of ancient Greece. It has been told and retold through the ages with several variations. It is a tale of Prometheus, the son of a titan who was punished for playing his part as the benefactor for mankind. It is a myth that recounts

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Homer the Poet and Fate – Part Two

by A.P. David – You can Read Homer the Poet and Fate – Part One by A.P. David HERE: http://classicalwisdom.com/homer-the-poet-and-fate-part-one/ The problem with a budget is that it cannot be changed mid-stream. In the period prior to its passage, a budget is a field of endless conflict and negotiation. Anything is possible at that point. But

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The Unlucky Seven Against Thebes

Seven warriors killing seven other soldiers in front of seven gates. You’d think that story would forever condemn the number to enmity. But Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes makes no comment on the conspicuous symmetry of the legend’s numeral element. Maybe the seven city portals warranted warriors to both attack and protect them. Unfortunately if you are seeking

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Homer and the Soul

by A.P. David There is no ‘soul’ in Homer. The Ancient Greek ψυχή  is usually translated as ‘soul’. The Ancient Greeks, however, never asked the question, ‘does the ψυχή exist?’ And when you really think about it, we don’t have such a question nowadays either.  It amounts to asking ‘does life exist?’ not ‘does the

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