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Socrates and the impasse of divine morality

This is a chapter from my book Socrates – moral philosophy in everyday life “Not even on this should you believe god doubtlessly, but you should examine separately each of his phrases” Xenophon, Apology “One is the race of gods and men. From one mother we are born. Our only …

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Socrates on the opinion of others

This is a chapter from my book Socrates – moral philosophy in everyday life “Of the opinions that men form, on others we must give importance, and on others not”46d Plato, Crito Crito visits Socrates in his cell where he awaits his execution, and in order to convince him to …

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What did the man who knew nothing know?

This is a chapter from my book, Socrates – moral philosophy in everyday life “Socrates was a teacher, in the manner in which he meant it” Gregory Vlastos, Socrates – ironist and moral philosopher For someone who said he knew nothing, Socrates surely made a lot of extraordinary claims, which …

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Animation of ancient Corinth

A very impressive digital reconstruction of ancient Corinth, Greece, as it was in the 2nd century AD, during the Roman Empire’s rule. It is made by Danila Loginov, Andrey Zarov and Vyacheslav Derbenev, members of the creative team History 3D (they have also made this video of Sevastopol in the …

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Animation of ancient Syracuse

A team of scholars made this video on how the city of Sicily looked like in the olden days. The video won the 2013 CHNT Video Award, and here is how it is presented on the youtube description: “The ignorance or the mis-knowledge of the archaeological background of a modern …

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Animation of ancient Parthenon

This is a video by altair.com   The group Whiskytree, which makes visuals for films, prepared a short video that depicts the Parthenon of antiquity, which includes their process.. You can watch it below. Historical accuracy is small.  

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Isocrates – A brief presentation

 “And so far has our city distanced the rest of mankind in thought and in speech that her pupils have become the teachers of the rest of the world; and she has brought it about that the name Hellenes [Greeks] suggests no longer a race but an intelligence, and that …

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