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It is easy to trace philosophical thought from Ancient Greece to Rome, to medieval Muslims, to the European Renaissance, to the modern day.
  the Greek culture that provided much of the foundation of Western Civilization; from about 750BC to 146 BC (when Rome conquered Greece)
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  • It is easy to trace philosophical thought from Ancient Greece to Rome, to medieval Muslims, to the European Renaissance, to the modern day.
  • Many of the ancient Greek gods, who most people believe were mythological, were actually the children of the humans and Loric, mainly because it was much more common then for us to be on this planet and we were helping them develop civilizations.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Ah, everything was better in ancient Greece!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • ), is the most gloriously expressive since the ancient Greek?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • She began to mutter in Ancient Greek.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • But it was the ancient Greek stories written centuries before that Marcus loved most, especially the tales of the great heroes like Odysseus and Hercules.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • "In order to win the Trojan War," he said, "the ancient Greeks hid soldiers inside an enormous wooden horse.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • They date back to ancient Greece.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • In ancient Greek, wisdom is spelled S-O-F-I-A.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Greece, ancient Greece, exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life

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  • That, if statues were decreed in Britain, as in ancient Greece and Rome, to public benefactors, this shining citizen would assuredly have had one.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Since we do not practice divination today, the reader probably lets this pass as one of the odd things that ancient Greeks did.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In truth, it was the ancient Greeks touched by the Change who first worshiped me as the mother they searched for within their endless Night.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • It has a long and distinguished history and was studied in ancient Greece and China, and there is an argument that it forms the basis for modern chemistry.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "Yes, I speak five of the modern tongues—that is to say, German, French, Italian, English, and Spanish; by the aid of ancient Greek I learned modern Greek—I don’t speak it so well as I could wish, but I am still trying to improve myself."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But the Swiss kouros didn’t come from ancient Greece.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • —Metempsychosis, he said, is what the ancient Greeks called it.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Other rays passed by so quickly I couldn’t tell if they deserved that name "eagle ray" coined by the ancient Greeks, or those designations of "rat ray,"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The word noetic, Trish had learned, derived from the ancient Greek nous—translating roughly to "inner knowledge" or "intuitive consciousness."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • But Hodge never thought we needed to learn anything but ancient Greek and Latin, and nobody speaks those.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He had changed the ancient Greek myth to his own purpose and meaning: Phaethon, the young son of Helios, who stole his father’s chariot and, in ambitious audacity, attempted to drive the sun across the sky, did not perish, as he perished in the myth; in Halley’s opera, Phaethon succeeded.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He observed her dejection one day, when he had casually mentioned something to her about pastoral life in ancient Greece.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • But what if you were hurled into a time warp and came face to face with the ancient Greeks.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The rhetoricians of ancient Greece were the first teachers in the history of the Western world.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In ancient Greek comedy, there was a character called an eiron who seemed subservient, ignorant, weak, and he played off a pompous, arrogant, clueless figure called the alazon.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Deo was behaving like one of those arrogant ancient Greek heroes who, victorious in a battle, succumbs to hubris, claims he’s mastered fate, doesn’t fear Ata’s retaliation, and for his stupid boast gets visited by Nemesis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Nor was his name unheard or unadored In ancient Greece; and in Ausonian land Men called him Mulciber; and how he fell From Heaven they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o’er the crystal battlements: from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer’s day, and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith, like a falling star, On Lemnos, th’ Aegaean isle.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • I wandered through the ancient Greek and Egyptian galleries, but my favorite spot was the manuscript room, with letters written by the kings and queens of England, Henry VIII and poor Anne Boleyn, and Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Doubtless some ancient Greek has observed that behind the big mask and the speaking-trumpet, there must always be our poor little eyes peeping as usual and our timorous lips more or less under anxious control.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Dimensions in Mathematics was not strictly a textbook but rather a 1,200-page brick about the history of mathematics from the ancient Greeks to modern-day attempts to understand spherical astronomy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • There is a wealth of legend about fearsome female warriors from ancient Greece.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The entire grouping is indicated with a notation that is a mixed-up version of Latin and ancient Greek.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • It’s curious: it’s exactly what an ancient Greek would have done.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • I seem to remember that small cities in ancient Greece quarreled bitterly over which was the birthplace of Homer.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Number 18: Weaknesses Doomed Ancient Greek Confederacies
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • However, aside from the fact that in a sense Aristotle may still be right, it must be explained that ancient Greek music was closely associated with poetry, and depended upon its character as an accessory to verse to make its imitative meaning clear.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • We do not meet for games of strength[1] or skill, for the recitation of histories, tragedies, and odes, like the ancient Greeks; for parliaments of love and poesy, like the Troubadours;[2] nor for the advancement of science, like our co-temporaries in the British and European capitals.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Being subjects either of an absolute or limited monarchy, they have endeavored to heighten the advantages, or palliate the evils of those forms, by placing in comparison the vices and defects of the republican, and by citing as specimens of the latter the turbulent democracies of ancient Greece and modern Italy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • All other moods save this had been exhausted: the unceasing criticism, the boundless curiosity in the ways and thoughts of man, which was the mood of the ancient Greek, to whom these things were not so much a means, as an end, was gone past recovery; nor had there been really any shadow of it in the so-called science of the nineteenth century, which, as you must know, was in the main an appendage to the commercial system; nay, not seldom an appendage to the police of that system.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • I brought it out, studied the Ancient Greek writing engraved on the side: Anaklusmos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • He took it from her fingers and opened it, reading, as she had, the single word of Ancient Greek scrawled in elaborate script across the top of the page.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • A Greek symbol appeared: A, the Ancient Greek Delta.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • They move from country to country as the center of power shifts—like they moved from Ancient Greece to Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Will put some silver paste over the wound and hummed words in Ancient Greek—a hymn to Apollo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Anaklusmos, the Ancient Greek name for Riptide.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Etched along the guard was an Ancient Greek word Percy somehow understood: Anaklusmos—Riptide.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I was too shocked to register that he’d just cursed in Ancient Greek, and I’d understood him perfectly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • We also find the belief, both in Ancient Greece and in other parts of the world, that people could learn their fate from some form of oracle.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • It’s a reference to the ancient Greeks and Romans," I explained.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • And I sit opposite, turning the pages of art books on Ancient Greece.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
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