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Byzantium and its Greek identity

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 08:06 AM by Thessalonian

[I] [I]“Byzantium is the chistianised roman state of the Greek nation.” [/I]-[B]Aug. Heisenberg[/B], historian.
Staat und Gesellschaft des byzantinischen Reiches, Die Kultur der Gegenwart, s. 364)

[I]“Byzantion must be studied as a chapter of the long standing history of the Greek civilization and thinking” [/I][B], Talbot Rice,[/B] historian-“Byzantines”,26

[I]“In the 5th century the empire continued to be in name roman, but in reality it has became Greek and it...
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The authenticity of ancient Greek civilization.

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 07:02 AM by Thessalonian

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Ancient geographers and explorers.

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 05:10 AM by Thessalonian

The names of geographers of the ancient world are plenty. Most of them originated from Greece, for various reasons. Their explorations were notable. Some of these geographers / explorers / cartographers were:
[LIST][*]Scylax of Caryanda (6th c. BC)[*]Anaximander[*]Hecataeus of Miletus[/LIST] Hellenistic period [LIST][*]Pytheas (d. ca. 310 BC)[*][I]Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax[/I] (4th or 3rd c. BC)[*]Megasthenes (d. ca. 290 BC)[*]Autolycus of Pitane (d. ca. 290 BC)[*]Dicaearchus (d. ca. 285...
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Isocrates on democracy, circa 400 BC.

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:13 PM by Thessalonian

“Our democracy is being self-destructed because it has abused the right of freedom and equality, because it has taught its citizens to regard rudeness as a right, illegality as freedom, using improper language as equality, and anarchy as well-being and happiness”.
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