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Learning all the things: Greece by Edwin Crirrylitch - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:58:33 EST ID:z22WJzz+ No.57137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If I wanted to learn all there is to know about Ancient Greece and its history (especially concerning their political system, mythology, major philosophies/philosophers, and how these things related to and affected lives, from the top echelons of society down to the average person), where would you recommend that I start?

ITT give me documentaries, books, podcasts, articles or just tell me any facts that you personally find interesting about the aforementioned subjects. I want to know things
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David Pillywill - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:32:06 EST ID:DRMAd0tM No.57138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want to have any structure, start with a basic outline from the Minoan Crete to Roman rule so when you find some fascinating thing you can situate it chronologically and geographically. As for specific recommendations, Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities is a light introductory read. It's not dear to my heart, but you won't do better and you can download it.
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Hugh Hupperfick - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:43:43 EST ID:pACIDeoi No.57139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are you just learning out of interest? I'm merely curious, 'cos I too am fascinated with Greece but I've never truly sat down and meticulously studied it like I have other historical topics. Though that said I have read Persian Fire, which although not a total account of ancient Greek history, is a fantastic book which details the Graeco-Persian conflict, and also goes into some detail about Persia during this time who of course had a major influence on Greek history. Isn't Xerxes such a cool name?
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Isabella Fonderhall - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:44:30 EST ID:4Js4gPGR No.57140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57139

Not as good as Artaxerxes
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Sophie Gerryfuck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:14:16 EST ID:5pJI9yI6 No.57143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57137
If you want to learn about the philosophies you'd probably do better studying philosophy than history.
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Eliza Gallerlitch - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:01:18 EST ID:z22WJzz+ No.57149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57139

Just out of interest, it's always been a subject Ive been interested in but never learned the fine details of
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Eliza Gallerlitch - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:02:28 EST ID:z22WJzz+ No.57150 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57143

True, but I'm also interested in the history behind those philosophies and how they influenced Greek society and future philosophers if at all
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Charlotte Hendleshaw - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:14:06 EST ID:88obb0dv No.57152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57150
That's also in philosophy, not history.

Philosophy doesn't just teach wisdom but also the history of it and it's important figures.
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Polly Suvingchatch - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:33:45 EST ID:Ffm1VC5s No.57153 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57137

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_vLHiWVBh_FR9vbeuiY-A

this guys channel is amazing
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Hedda Duckridge - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:58:10 EST ID:eiV3jIIn No.57154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57153
Neither amazing nor Greek.
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William Pubbleforth - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:05:02 EST ID:eiV3jIIn No.57156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57154
Also not amazing is Ave Imperator's Youtube channel. But he does cover Greek and he has posted here, so there's that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alHblKc_F8Q
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Oliver Blopperfuck - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:56:32 EST ID:vsXjJRdF No.57167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Khan academy
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Ebenezer Nanningwill - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:19:29 EST ID:Ffm1VC5s No.57168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57154

fuck you too buddy
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Sidney Sigglestone - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:40 EST ID:+A561kbm No.57169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57168
Sir, if you watched Ave Imperator instead of Historia Civilis, you might be a little more stoic and a little less prone to hyperbole and emotional instability. Valete.


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