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Plato’s ‘Republic’; with its historical background

Whilst most of world leaders and politicians today approve democracy as the best form of political governance, nonetheless, this political system has never been immune to criticism as well. One of the most famous, and probably the strongest such criticisms, … Continue reading

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Plato and Aristotle; in their ontological and teleological views

Plato and Aristotle are both well-known philosophers throughout the Western history. While the former is known for his Cave Allegory and the Two World Theory, the latter is famous for his Four Causes, as far as their ontological accounts concern. … Continue reading

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Discovery and deciphiering of the Crete inscriptions ‘Liner B’

The palace of Knossos in Crete was excavated by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in 1900. The excavation also ‘discovered a large number of clay tablets inscribed with mysterious symbols’ (Ager, 2013) and Evans ‘dubbed the inscriptions and the language … Continue reading

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Ovid’s banishment and the Julian Marriage Laws

Ovid is one of the most famous poets in the field of classical literature, especially as the author of Metamorphoses, his masterpiece. Despite his works’ contemporary popularity and long lasting fame that followed up to today, little things are known … Continue reading

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Plato’s family background

Plato is one of the most famous philosophers in the Western history. However, despite the sheer volume of writing by Plato himself, things known about his biographical information is relatively limited. For example, as for his family background, biographers generally … Continue reading

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