Duration: 6:47
Description: The Ancient Greek civilization flourished 2,500 years ago on the shores of the Ionian and Aegean Sea. Although its population never exceeded 2 million, ancient Greece made great innovations in philosophy, politics, science, architecture, and the arts, and Greek culture forms the basis of western civilization to this day. Small samples of those are presented in this slide show.
Published: October 6, 2008 7:31 am

The Apology of Socrates (Ancient Greek) [AudioBook] PLATO Phylosophy Psychology English


Channel: GreatAudioBooks In Public Domain
Duration: 1:30:55
Description: PLATO (ΠΛΆΤΩΝ) (c. 428 BC – c. 347 BC) The Apology is Plato’s version of the speech delivered by Socrates before the Athenian people in his defence agaist charges of impiety and of misleading others, which ended in his condemnation and death in 399 BC. It is the earliest and most eloquent expression of what has been termed ‘philosophical faith’, as that love and search for truth which gives meaning to life and trust in the face of death.

Ο Πλάτωνας ήταν σπουδαίος Έλληνας φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας (427 π.Χ. – 347 π.Χ.), ο γνωστότερος μαθητής του Σωκράτη. Ο Πλάτων έγραψε την Απολογία του Σωκράτους, που θεωρείται ως μια σχετικά ακριβής καταγραφή της απολογίας του Σωκράτη στη δίκη που τον καταδίκασε σε θάνατο. (Summary by Wikipedia)
Published: November 21, 2014 2:05 pm

Hidden History 13: Fake Ancient Greece


Channel: Gary Margrove
Duration: 8:14
Description: Read my World in Chaos kindle book by Gary Margrove for a full explanation of how a dozen or so scholars invented the entire civilization of Sparta, Athens, Corinth, Homer and a host of Greek literature, philosophers et al. Of course some of these people existed but if you asked them about the alleged cradle of the Western World they would respond “It’s all greek to me”
Published: September 2, 2018 12:01 pm

Ancient Greek Music – Dramatic Lament on Ajax’s Suicide


Channel: MisterAncientMusic
Duration: 4:29
Description: Music was essential to the pattern and texture of Greek life, as it was an important feature of religious festivals, marriage and funeral rites, and banquet gatherings. Our knowledge of ancient Greek music comes from actual fragments of musical scores, literary references, and the remains of musical instruments. Although extant musical scores are rare, incomplete, and of relatively late date, abundant literary references shed light on the practice of music, its social functions, and its perceived aesthetic qualities. Likewise, inscriptions provide information about the economics and institutional organization of professional musicians, recording such things as prizes awarded and fees paid for services. The archaeological record attests to monuments erected in honor of accomplished musicians and to splendid roofed concert halls. In Athens during the second half of the fifth century B.C., the Odeion (roofed concert hall) of Perikles was erected on the south slope of the Athenian akropolis—physical testimony to the importance of music in Athenian culture.
In addition to the physical remains of musical instruments in a number of archaeological contexts, depictions of musicians and musical events in vase painting and sculpture provide valuable information about the kinds of instruments that were preferred and how they were actually played. Although the ancient Greeks were familiar with many kinds of instruments, three in particular were favored for composition and performance: the kithara, a plucked string instrument; the lyre, also a string instrument; and the aulos, a double-reed instrument. Most Greek men trained to play an instrument competently, and to sing and perform choral dances. Instrumental music or the singing of a hymn regularly accompanied everyday activities and formal acts of worship. Shepherds piped to their flocks, oarsmen and infantry kept time to music, and women made music at home. The art of singing to one’s own stringed accompaniment was highly developed. Greek philosophers saw a relationship between music and mathematics, envisioning music as a paradigm of harmonious order reflecting the cosmos and the human soul.
Published: July 26, 2011 1:27 pm