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Learning all the things: Greece

- Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:58:33 EST z22WJzz+ No.57137
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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
David Pillywill - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:32:06 EST DRMAd0tM No.57138 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.
Hugh Hupperfick - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:43:43 EST pACIDeoi No.57139 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?
Sophie Gerryfuck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:14:16 EST 5pJI9yI6 No.57143 Reply
If you want to learn about the philosophies you'd probably do better studying philosophy than history.
Eliza Gallerlitch - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:01:18 EST z22WJzz+ No.57149 Reply

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

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

Philosophy doesn't just teach wisdom but also the history of it and it's important figures.
Sidney Sigglestone - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:40 EST +A561kbm No.57169 Reply
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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