Introduction to Plato's "Laws"

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The Olympian gods majestically and democratically dwelled on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, built by the Cyclopes. Phaedo recounts how Socrates eased his pain on that particular day: I happened to be sitting on his right by the couch on a low stool, so that he was sitting well above me. Colleen McCullough, The Song of Troy (1998), about the Trojan War. It is noteworthy that the works of the Presocratic thinkers as well as of the Hellenistic philosophers survive only in fragments mainly from late doxographical sources.
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The Tragedy Of Blue Beard: A Greek Play (1896)

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Ancient Greece was much different to the Greece of today. The transition from a place devoid of cultural significance (for Greeks) to the first city of the Mediterranean was not just a matter of a few buildings or some Greek immigrants. In different ways both Aristotle and Descartes denied that there could be such a thing as literally 'empty space'. The message of the three new schools of thought resonated with this sense of the times, for the main concern of each was to attain this inner peace.
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A First Greek Reading Book: Containing Short Tales,

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For boldness of fantasy, for merciless insult, for unqualified indecency, and for outrageous and free political criticism, there is nothing to compare to the comedies of Aristophanes. Where our Site contains links to other web sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. He that reason and clear thinking could lead men to truth and happiness. While it will be most worthwhile to consider Margery Kempe, it is necessary to first examine earlier depictions of women, confined or unconfined.
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Oedipus at Colonus [Epic Audio Collection]

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Thales' younger contemporaries, Pythagoras and his school, developed geometry as a branch of knowledge. Nonetheless, the authors of medieval Christian legend drew much inspiration from pre-Christian works, as well as from classical literature. Iliadbk.wps A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting the characters of Achilles and Roland in these two classic epics of war. Attic Tragedies as Homeric “Paratexts?”—The Trojan War on the Tragic Stage According to a well-known dictum, the tragedian Aeschylus character- ized his plays as “slices from the great banquets of Homer” (Athenaeus 8.347e).
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Gaisford Greek Prose, 1908: Warren Hastings' Defense Of His

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Timed a few years after a short-lived oligarchic coup in which several of Socrates' sometime associates (Critias, Charmides) participated, and after the ignominious Athenian defeat in the wars with Sparta which saw another earlier follower of Socrates (Alcibiades) turn traitor to Athens, the trial must be suspected of having served as a substitute for the prohibited political trials of the oligarchic partisans (such trials having been barred by a general amnesty passed in 403 BCE by the restored democracy; see Cartledge 2009, Ch.7).
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Greek Pantheism

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Lengthy monologues were the only means available for character development. Move back and forth through time in 10 to 50 year intervals. Easterling (Editor); Bernard Knox (Editor, Contribution by); W. As physicians and healers, the druids gathered herbs and poultice. These poems, which were of tremendous significance in ancient Greek religion, were used in private ritual purifications and mystery-rites. Located in the town of Roccavaldina in the Peloritan mountains near Messina, this castle, though extensively restructured, is one of the very oldest Norman fortresses in Sicily.
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The Connection Between Music And Poetry In Early Greek

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What is evident among the ancient Celtic custom in regarding the dead is that the more prominent members of the community were buried with their earthly possessions, such as their cauldrons, jugs, ornaments, jewellery, and weapons. A true hero possesses all three of these entities, yet this type of hero is rare, indeed. XANTHIA: Elaborated form of Greek Xanthe, meaning "yellow." Odyextend.wps A 3 page look at the portrayal of women in Homer's "Odyssey."
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The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

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Both are as fascinatingly readable today as they were in Ancient Greece. Here are two sites about young people in ancient Rome: Four sisters in Ancient Rome "How did the young, wealthy women of Ancient Rome spend their days? However, the works of Herodotus and Thucydides owe less to myth (although this does feature, especially in Herodotus’ more anthropological narratives) and more to history. Meanwhile the Middle Age accomplished its own work.
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Lexicon of the Primitive Words of the Greek Language:

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Life expectancy was very different in ancient Rome compared with today. But there are some details in the way this tense is made up which might seem unusual. Many monuments were erected during Huvishka's reign. Leaving the everyday world, the hero follows a path filled with challenges and adventures, perhaps involving magic or the supernatural. Petrarch poring over a Homer he could not understand, and Boccaccio in his maturity learning Greek, in order that he might drink from the well-head of poetic inspiration, are the culture.
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An account of the printed text of the Greek New Testament:

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Our intelligence, or reason, is our highest power, and our possession of this power distinguishes us from all other creatures and makes us human. To make matters worse, ancient theatre was in its customs and practices a rather fluid enterprise, and what rules applied to one period—or even one decade!—may not necessarily have applied to another. For Socrates, the goal of life was the pursuite of Reason. Though Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) did write that all the Gauls had originally descendants from Dis Pater (Pluto), the Roman god of the Underworld and god of the dead, it can not be verified.
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