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«Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.»
«And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | Keywords: Greek, Latin
«And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.»
«CERBERUS, n. The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the entrance --against whom or what does not clearly appear; everybody, sooner or later, had to go there, and nobody wanted to carry off the entrance. Cerberus is known to have had three heads, and some of the poets have credited him with as many as a hundred. Professor Graybill, whose clerky erudition and profound knowledge of Greek give his opinion great weight, has averaged all the estimates, and makes the number twenty-seven --a judgment that would be entirely conclusive is Professor Graybill had known (a) something about dogs, and (b) something about arithmetic.»
«?Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn?t see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.?»
«Constant dropping wears away a stone. -mid 13th; earlier in Greek»
«Artists, like the Greek gods, are only revealed to one another.»
«Attainment is followed by neglect, possession by disgust, and the malicious remark of the Greek epigrammatist on marriage may be applied to many another course of life, that its two days of happiness are the first and the last»
«For my part, it was Greek to me.»
«For mine own part, it was Greek to me»