Browsing Topic Best Ancient Greek Quotes
Please find below a curated list of 75 of The Best Ancient Greek Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Ancient Greek Quotes that resonate.
In some ways, Lotus Eaters is a journey disguised as a party film; there’s a circus in the movie, and there are parties, but the real story is of an internal journey. There’s themes of emptiness and excess and beauty and grief around it, but it’s always surrounded by these glamorous events, and those are ways of waylaying her on her journey in the same way that it is in the ancient Greek story.
There is one bit of advice given us by the ancient Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic system has completely disobeyed. All these people told us not to lend money at interest; and lending money at interest – what we call investment – is the basis of our whole system.
Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.