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Ancient Greek History 1

The Golden Age of Athens.

Corinthian Helmet What did the Greeks do for us? Well, a lot more than the Romans. The Romans modelled themselves on the Greeks and in the process pinched their gods and myths. Apart from inspiring numerous cleaning products and a nutty chocolate bar, the Greeks, or more specifically, the Athenians, brought us democracy, philosophy, natural philosophy (the precursor of natural science), theatre, tragedy, political satire, sport, medicine, law, architecture, history, ethnography, the Oedipus complex and Cloud Cuckooland! And there is more! It was the Athenians who first began to distinguish differences between East and West, differences that haunt the modern world! Meet individuals such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Pericles, Aristophanes, Plato, Socrates, Phidias and the lovable, rogue Alcibiades. Explore some of the most deeply moving tragedies and risque comedies.

The aphorism of the Delphic Oracle was ‘Know Thyself.’ The Golden Age of Athens seeks to explore, unpack and enjoy some of the pivotal moments in the Golden age of Athens in the quest to understand the human experience, our culture and our future.

There will be two sub-groups:

Ancient Greek History (AGH) 1: Commencing Wednesday Sept 25th 10am - 12 and meeting, thereafter, on the final Wednesday of each month.

Ancient Greek History (AGH) 2: Commencing Friday Sept 27th 10am - 12 and meeting, thereafter, on the final Friday of each month.

Venue - Group Leader's home

For more information about the group you can email Group Leader using the 'envelope' button this page.

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