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  1. Oct 2023
    1. Daniel is almost certainly the Bible’s latest book, composed during a time when Hebrew, no longer the spoken language, had gone into decline. It is one of the few books in the Hebrew Bible where Aramaic appears for long stretches of the text. And this linguistic estrangement isn’t just the historical background of Daniel’s authors, who scholars believe were living under foreign domination and religious persecution by the Seleucid Greeks around the second century B.C.
  2. Jul 2021
    1. Father Time

      Father Time symbolized the inevitable passage of time. The origin of it is not clear, but can be trace back to ancient Greeks and Romans. Explanation

  3. Sep 2019
    1. The ancient Greeks described charisma as a “gift of grace,” an apt descriptor if you believe likability is a God-given trait that comes naturally to some but not others.

      The ancient Greeks knew the power of persuasion and influence based on the ethos of great communicators.

  4. Feb 2017
    1. he job of rhe1oric was therefore to record and transmit this knowledge with a minimum of 1.Jil;tortion.

      "the Greeks frowned upon their usage of the methods and found the act to be distrustful"

      Stick that in your juice box and suck it Greeks!

  5. Jan 2017
    1. Emotional appeals are something of an embarrassmcnt in the classical system.

      Hmm. I don't know what to make of this comment, but I would like to highlight that the Greeks, Plato especially, heavily gendered logos and pathos. "Logos" was what all men should strive for, and was considered male. It made one's argument stronger according to the Greeks (as outlined a few lines down). "Pathos" was less respected and, in some cases, avoided in order to make a "stronger" argument. It was gendered female. I think this gendering of logic and emotion can help us understand why it was avoided in the Greek culture. I do like that the author acknowledges the importance of both when it comes to constructing a sound argument.

  6. Feb 2014
    1. Such is the Persian account; in their opinion, it was the taking of Troy which began their hatred of the Greeks

      Hdt. 1.5 The Persians say Troy began their hatred of the Greeks.

    2. the Persians claim Asia for their own, and the foreign peoples that inhabit it; Europe and the Greek people they consider to be separate from them.

      Hdt. 1.4 The Persians separate themselves distinctly as people of Asia from the people in Europe.

    3. after this (the Persians say), the Greeks were very much to blame; for they invaded Asia before the Persians attacked Europe.

      Hdt. 1.4 The Persians say the Greeks were to blame; the Greeks invaded Asia before the Persians attacked Europe.