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    Why Study the Classics?

    Why Study the Classics?

    The histories of Athens and Sparta—the most dominant cities of classical Greece—are of vital importance to understanding the story of Western Civilization. In Athens, great thinkers such as Plato examined universal philosophical questions. In Sparta, the martial virtues, including the virtue of courage, were mastered. A careful study of these two cities reveals timeless lessons about human nature and human conflict.



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    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Of course. It's history, and history is important. Perhaps the *most* important field of study. Combine history with sociology and you get a crisp picture of the human condition, which is how all these modern influencers can control such a large portion of the population. Human behavior doesn't change, even from ancient civilizations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Why Study the Classics?

    The histories of Athens and Sparta—the most dominant cities of classical Greece—are of vital importance to understanding the story of Western Civilization. In Athens, great thinkers such as Plato examined universal philosophical questions. In Sparta, the martial virtues, including the virtue of courage, were mastered. A careful study of these two cities reveals timeless lessons about human nature and human conflict.



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    So ironic that you post this on THIS forum
    I am not a PREMO member and therefore, am not afforded the protections of such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleGround View Post
    So ironic that you post this on THIS forum
    why dick head, don't you want to learn something
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    why dick head, don't you want to learn something
    I think he means - the Computers sub-forum. And I was surprised, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    I think he means - the Computers sub-forum. And I was surprised, too.
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    I took THIS to mean SOMD in general, like we are back of back woods West Virginia hillbilly on meth lacking more than a room temperature IQ
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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