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The Philhellenes

For topics of Greek culture, ancient and modern--release your inner Lord Byron!

Location: Hellas
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jan 10, 2016

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Modern Interpretations/Representations of Classic Poetry/Literature

Started by Nathan Francis Gillespie. Last reply by Dominic Jan 10, 2016. 5 Replies

Xaipete! While I was browsing through youtube, I came across this interesting video depicting a musical interpretation of Sappho 31, The Poem of Jealousy. Here's a link  …Continue

Questions on the Odyyssey

Started by AOM Weeb in Residence. Last reply by Vytautas Aug 9, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello fellow Grecians. I have started reading the Ulysses by James Joyce, which has obviously gotten me to pull out my copy of the Odyssey again. I was flipping through the back of the the book, and…Continue

Greek help

Started by Zachary Gougar. Last reply by Vytautas May 15, 2014. 6 Replies

Greetings All,I am in my last week of my semester, and I have taken Koine Greek this year using Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek. I have been having a little trouble remembering paradigms, and I was…Continue

A grounding in ancient history?

Started by TravelingCanuck. Last reply by Vytautas May 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Avete and χαίρετε,I'm just about to graduate from the undergrad program in classics at the University of Toronto, and I'm happy to say that I'll be off to a master's program in the same field next…Continue

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Comment by Vytautas on June 19, 2015 at 2:55pm

Amazing, Will! I lol'd as they say.

Comment by Sir on March 28, 2015 at 12:45am

Once in the Old West (western civ, that is), a federal marshall showed up and said, "There's a new sheriff in town."

"I don't believe that's possible," Parmenides said.

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http://67.227.255.239/forum/showthread.php?p=141316531

Comment by The Original Cody on May 10, 2014 at 7:41am

Ethics ain't nuthin' but a g-thang...

Comment by Tesh on May 9, 2014 at 1:53am

Perfect. I'm making my way through Aristotle's "Ethics" right now. This group looks prime for sharing and discussing

Comment by The Original Cody on June 13, 2013 at 11:20pm

cool looking black figure inspired game.

http://youtu.be/zBnNluH6bhA

Comment by TRW on May 19, 2013 at 5:28pm

ποιος ξέρει Ελλήνικα;

Comment by Penelope on February 6, 2013 at 9:54pm

I felt the book The Swerve was 1/3 too long. After More/Erasmus the connection wasn't close enough, and I felt the author was fishing for a way to make Lucretius relatable to contemporary folks.

Comment by The Original Cody on February 5, 2013 at 11:21pm

Lucretius is too busy licking Epicurus' ass to come up with anything original...

Comment by Penelope on February 5, 2013 at 8:29pm

My "fancy" book club read some letter by Epicurus meant to summarize his teachings. Later we read what we could of Philodemus. Everyone liked Lucretius better.

Comment by The Original Cody on February 4, 2013 at 11:05pm

So I was reading some Epicurus today... I now remember why I generally stick to the poets and historical account.... and stay away from philosophy...

 

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Sir replied to Portnoy's discussion History in the group The Great Debate
"Yes. They are history (if they are old) and celebrations. I find it horrific that we're now getting into making rationales for destroying art. Like this:  memorials to the Pharaohs, self-aggrandizing hierarchs who used massive amounts of…"
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Daniel Rodriguez replied to Portnoy's discussion History in the group The Great Debate
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Dominic replied to Portnoy's discussion History in the group The Great Debate
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