View Poll Results: How would you characterize Ancient Greek Civilization (and Philosophy) ?

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    17 23.61%
  • Mediteranean

    13 18.06%
  • Essentialy Mediteranean

    6 8.33%
  • Middle Eastern

    2 2.78%
  • Asian

    0 0%
  • Nordic

    3 4.17%
  • Balcan

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  • Celtic (!)

    0 0%
  • Just....Greek

    15 20.83%
  • Hellenic

    43 59.72%
  • Aigyptian

    1 1.39%
  • Babylonian

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    I think most people think of Classical/Periclean Athens when you say Ancient Greece so I would just say Athenian. The other city-states were quite different. I think Sparta could even be considered a separate civilization itself of sorts. The Hellenic period began with Alexander the Great and I would say it ended when the Roman/Byzantines adopted Christianity as a state religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werwolfthron View Post
    The other city-states were quite different.
    Most of them used a democratic constitution similar to that of Athens, if I recall right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Werwolfthron View Post
    I think most people think of Classical/Periclean Athens when you say Ancient Greece so I would just say Athenian. The other city-states were quite different. I think Sparta could even be considered a separate civilization itself of sorts.
    Sparta had a very different political constitution, but it was in the same close cultural grouping. They worshiped the same gods, spoke the same language, conducted war very similarly, etc. They were far too close to call truly different civilisations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Werwolfthron View Post
    The Hellenic period began with Alexander the Great and I would say it ended when the Roman/Byzantines adopted Christianity as a state religion.
    No. "Hellenic" just means "Greek". The Hellenistic period, the expansion of Greek culture to dominate the eastern Mediterranean, did, however, begin with Alexander. I'd say the expansion of Christianity into the Levant and north Africa was also an expression of Hellenism, Christianity being an essentially Greco-Roman religion.
    In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
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