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Ancient Greek


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ancient Greek the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
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  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    “Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”


In literature:

Morrison was a sculptor, and almost an ancient Greek in his feelings for the beauty of lines.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
Professor of Greek and Ancient History at Queen's College, London.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
He was one of the most prolific of the ancient Greek writers.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
The theistic scheme of the old Greek polytheistic period is the broadest and finest that the ancient polytheism produced.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It is written in the most ancient Greek characters, and in the Boustrophedon manner.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
All the best ancient works of art at Rome and Florence are Greek.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Greeks were great travellers and keen observers in ancient times.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The Greek and its dialects, both ancient and modern, constitute the Greek of the Classical stock.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
While courage and strength seemed to the ancient Greeks the noblest of virtues, they ranked wisdom and ready wit almost as high.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
It was the study of his Greek grammar that first gave me a love for the noble language of ancient Greece.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
We, like the ancient Greeks, have been borrowing extensively, and, like them, we have been careful to keep all that we borrowed.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 11, November, 1880" by Various
The chief ancient authorities for the life of Caesar, besides his own works, are Suetonius in Latin, Plutarch and Appian in Greek.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
I am an ancient Greek astronomer composed of 10 letters.
"Harper's Young People, September 21, 1880" by Various
From Constantinople we learn that very important discoveries of ancient Greek MSS.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
There is a place, Hesperia called of Greeks in days that are, 530 An ancient land, a fruitful soil, a mighty land in war.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
The pig had divine honours paid to it by the ancient Greeks.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
Naturally less effort has been made to provide for students modern literature in ancient Greek.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Henceforth, for ancient history, Greek and Roman, a knowledge of German will be as imperative as a knowledge of Greek and Latin.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
You can't make wine now like the ancient Greeks did.
"You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did" by David E. Fisher

In poetry:

Through Earth's veins there runs to-night
Ichor of the ancient Greeks;
Look! within the shadowed woods,
Every faun a dryad seeks.
Listen! it is Pan who speaks.
"April 8th, 1901" by Ethel Clifford
In tender mother’s arms in play I grew
And on dear father’s knee to ride I’d seek,
Of fear and brooding, grief and wrath I knew
As little as of gold and ancient Greek.
"When I Was Small" by Jens Baggesen
You really can't imagine how I love the ancient Greeks.
I love the dancing language where their mobile spirit speaks.
I love the songs of Homer, flowing on like streams of light,
With a touch of human kindness in the splendid shock of fight.
"Greeks" by Gamaliel Bradford

In news:

Turkey, the site of numerous ancient Greek and Roman cities, can boast of antiquities that are among the finest and most abundant in the world.
Ms Miller teaches Latin and Ancient Greek and has studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for modern audiences.
Triathlon comes from the ancient Greek for 'need their heads looked' but it seems that much more medical attention than that is needed.
Biblical scholars cannot decide whether the authors of "Genesis", whoever they may have been, thought that the earth and heavens were crafted from material that had always existed, as the ancient Greeks maintained.
Ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras would have trouble explaining Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin's numbers.
A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity.
Two halves of an ancient Greek statue have been reunited and are on display in a Turkish museum.
In 2002, Lucien Vouillamoz approached his friends in the start-up world with an idea: He wanted to create a clepsydra – an ancient Greek device that showed time with flowing water – for the wrist.
Ancient Greek gold and silver coins listed in the original Italian inventory of the "Benghazi Treasure" which has now disappeared.
Interpol hunting for looted "Benghazi Treasure," cache of objects, ancient Roman and Greek coins.
The Greeks were onto something when they started the Olympics Games in Olympia in ancient Greece, with contests in athletics, poetry and music.
Timeless themes as familiar to ancient Greeks as to readers now.
Starting with a surprisingly accurate measurement of the size of the Earth by ancient Greeks, Dr Stanek will discuss how we gradually came to appreciate the vast size of the Universe, and where our Solar System fits in the cosmic history.
A giant cave that might have helped inspire myths about the ancient Greek underworld known as Hades was once the site of a catastrophic collapse, researchers say.
Once revered by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, olive oil is still a kitchen favorite, adding flavor to meals without sacrificing nutrition value.

In science:

The DAN can be de fined based of the ancient problem of filling space with spheres, first tackled by the Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga .
Walks on Apollonian networks
Introduction: Many old languages, like ancient Greek and Roman may have spread in terms of colonization, where the cities were shaped by the current environmental conditions (see Viviane model, Refs.1, 2, and references therein).
A new model for competition between many languages
Taisbak, C. M., Euclid’s Elements 9.14 and the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, pp. 230-241 in ‘Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture’, eds. C. J.
Archimedes' calculations of square roots
The geometry of curves has long captivated the interests of mathematicians, from the ancient Greeks through to the era of Isaac Newton (1647-1727) and the invention of the calculus.
Generalized Timelike Mannheim Curves in Minkowski space-time $E_1^4$
Perhaps unsurpassed in beauty and profoundness, it is Raffaello’s “Scuola di Atene” which embodies the most proper expression of gratitude and respect owed by the whole world to ancient Greek society.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
This root in turn comes from “βoθρoς ”, which in ancient Greek meant a sacrificial pit — a fitting association for black holes.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
This discipline developed in many ancient cultures (Egyptian, Chinese, Babylonian, Mayan), but it was only Greek people who cared understanding their observations and spreading their knowledge unlike in other cultures.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
One of the effects of that total rejection has been the rejection of selfreferential logical constructs, since as know from ancient times, they often led to contradictions, as illustrated in the famous ancient Greek paradox of the liar.
The non-empty material space of the ancient Greeks have mathematical grounds in the self-consistent reading of Maxwell’s phenomenology and Einstein’s gravitation through continuous radial sources of classical fields.
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
In this note I try to propose a logical bridge from the classical theory of electromagnetic and gravitational fields to non-empty material space of the ancient Greeks and cosmic life ideas of contemporary idealists.
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
The global spatial overlap of all radial sources within a joint material space can provide mathematical grounds for the ancient Greeks’ logic and Kant’s interpretation of Platonic forms.
Were the ancient Greeks right that space is continuous material plenum?
In fact, the ancient Greeks found it a very interesting and divine number.
h-analogue of Fibonacci Numbers
The ancient greeks understanding of vision can be inferred from the dialogue Timaeus, by Plato.
More than discrete or continuous: a bird's view
Has the doubling debt scenario become outdated because it was considered LCP already long ago? 9 One may conjecture that this extension of the LCP classification has been triggered by an increased popularity of ancient Greek philosophy, where interest prohibition is also found.
An Application Specific Informal Logic for Interest Prohibition Theory
Nevertheless already Empedokles in Sicily more than two millennia ago found that people are like fluids: some people mix easily like water and wine (an ancient Greek crime against humanity), and some like water and oil do not mix.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics