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May 15, 2014

What About Them Greeks?

“Within seven centuries, [the ancient Greeks] invented for itself, epic, elegy, lyric, tragedy, novel, democratic government, political and economic science, history, geography, philosophy, physics and biology; and made revolutionary advances in architecture, sculpture, painting, music, oratory, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, anatomy, engineering, law and war… a stupendous feat for whose most brilliant state Attica was the size of Hertfordshire, with a free population (including children) of perhaps 160,000.” - - F. J. Lucas via HappyAcres

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 15, 2014 9:25 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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