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The Didaskalon – A teaching place for Ancient Literature, Philosophy, and Languages.

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Ancient Advice for the Modern World

By Paul Andrew Antony.

I have been studying Ancient Greek for 9 years and Classical Latin for 6 years. I am interested in the reception of Ancient Philosophical Ideas and Maxims taken from Greek Tragedy and other ancient sources into the modern world and how they can be used to improve people lives. Drawing from Homer, Sappho, the Greek Tragedians, Herodotus, Plato, and The Stoics such as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus, as well as recent authors such as Emerson and Thoreau, I hope to show that Ancient Literature can improve our lives and well being through the moral lessons that it teaches. This is particularly enhanced, I believe, by the learning and speaking of the Ancient Languages themselves.

The symbol above represents the Sun. As in Plato’s Republic, it represents the True Form of the Good. It is life giving and warm. It brings forth all. The symbol was taken from the Temple of Athena at Assos, Turkey.

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