Should Greece be considered a cradle of civilisation?

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Mar 2018
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Greece
Civilisation in general no, western civilization yes, and the more modern western civilization loses contacts with its classical (Greek and Roman) roots the more it collapses
 
Mar 2019
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Kansas
Civilisation in general no, western civilization yes, and the more modern western civilization loses contacts with its classical (Greek and Roman) roots the more it collapses
Yeah things have never been the same since we got rid of slavery, or raised the age of consent to double digits
 
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May 2017
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Monterrey
Civilisation in general no, western civilization yes, and the more modern western civilization loses contacts with its classical (Greek and Roman) roots the more it collapses
What about us who romans and greeks always regarded as barbarians?
 
Mar 2018
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Greece
What about us who romans and greeks always regarded as barbarians?
You were not considered Barbarians back then, the existence of American continent was completely ignored until 1492, mexico included

As for non Greko-Roman Europeans, we are not in 470 AD.

Today, modern Western civilization, which is considered the civilization of Christian countries of Europe (not all countries in Europe are Christian and if you ever visit any non-Christian country in Europe you will see fundamental differences) is a product of European renaissance and even more European enlightenment. During both movements, Greko-Roman values revived in both philosophical schools and "material culture" like architecture etc

Paul Valery defined European civilization as the combination of Greko-Roman values, Christianity and Roman law.
 
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AlpinLuke

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Don't resurrect a thread after almost 7 years, start a new one if you want to discuss the same matter.

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