Most of what we know about the ancient Greeks has come to us through their literature, comedies and poetry, as well as through their artwork that portrayed scenes of their daily lives. Archaeological digs give us an even deeper insight into how they lived and worshiped, and it is through the endless work of scholars that we are able to piece together the mysteries of ancient Greece.
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In general there are rarely mistakes to your videos, however you've messed it a bit to this one. Just for the record the first sewerage systems dating back to 3000BC. were these of the Hindus and the Minoans, also some Aztec tribes but I do not recall dating. The only epidemics we've had in Hellas were due to war and sieges such as in The pelopolesian War. Athens and Delos had sewerage systems, public toilets, and baths since the 5th century BC. Speaking of Rome even by mistake reminds us where from, Europe ever found out about such stuff.
For the record some of these refer to a very limited time period. In ancient ancient Greece, slaves were less common as it was just harder to get them and women did work as a necessity. With the growth of the nation, that changed, slaves took over many jobs. It is pretty much a replica of the industrial boom forcing women out of the loom and into the kitchen.
Quality of this video was poor. I find it quite arbitrary quoting 'facts' using Wikipedia as your source... Appreciate you guys churn out a video every other day, but every now and then it would be nice to see a scholarly article in the reference list.
I admire and enjoy your many videos, Mr. Whistler. But I am dismayed that #3 (beer and wine) is included, while the commonality of infanticide (in Sparta, conspicuously) is nowhere to be heard in this essay.
Simon it would be really good to get a video regarding the question: Can you simply contact a single doctor and ask for a complete full medical exam and how complicated? I think it would be rather interesting. Thanks
Torture doesn't work.
One would say almost anything to make the pain stop,
if they say they didn't do it the hundredth time, but they they did after torture,
it very well might be to make the pain stop, not because it was the truth.
You didn't add the Spartans selected newborns that were defective or didn't measure up and hurled them to their death from a cliff!(Hitler alluded favorably many times to the Spartans as well as the Greeks).
The Greeks also forced the very old to veil their faces since they detested ugliness!
A video as to why your bald? No joke what causes that? Your a fly guy with a shiny globe so I mean offense. It would just be epic to hear such a professional posh gentlemen explain the possible reasonings. Like the dad at pawn stars who said his brain got so big it pushed the hair out. I accuse you of such a claim :)
What's the truth?
Much love: The End
As for the rules from Hesiod on where to piss. The rules are also interpreted as joke; for not peeing facing the sun it basically don’t piss blind. For the rule of facing the wall it’s intended to avoid pissing against wind. That may sound odd for an Ancient Greek writer to care about but this does come from a text that includes many other examples of joke advice and even tricks to finding the perfect wife. Further, the text this comes from is a book of advised ways of acting not actual rules. Though for the record your interpretation is just as fair lacking evidence to prove either one fully.
Zaxaris Petixos: Your name indicates you are from Greece and are modern Greek, but you and everyone in present day Greece are not ancient Greeks who were the greatest! Because of conquests you and the rest are mongrels just like I'd say 80% of Americans who were never uniformly racial: English, Celtic, Dutch (mixture eventually of these) and moreso later!!!
Request for a video one 10 facts about USS Constitution I can name two she is the oldest commissioned war ship still afloat HMS Victory lost that when she was permanently dry docked and she is the only ship of state in the world
Most people lump all Americans together even though Simon in the UK is closer to Moscow then people in LA or Seattle are to Florida or DC, so the gap between Rome and Athens isnt too wide by our standards.
Still dumb either way, it plays into the whole "ancient Grome" trope.
@Jae Caesar Greece in the Roman era describes the period of Greek history when Ancient Greece was dominated by the Roman republic (509 – 27 BC), the Roman Empire (27 BC – AD 395), and the Byzantine Empire (AD 395 – 1453). The Roman era of Greek history began with the Corinthian defeat in the Battle of Corinthin 146 BC.
Justin Hale that timeline is wrong, that’s how long the Roman republic lasted, not how long the romans controlled Greece. Roman control of Greece started in about 146 BC, but wasn’t truly established until after the battle of Actium in 31 BC. It was then a part of Roman territory until 395 AD, at which point it was part of the Byzantine empire, which lasted until 1453.
While watching this I remembered the movie, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and them picking up Socrates. I can just imagine the same scene done realistically. Since the reaction of them walking through the old west they commented on not stepping into the crap in the street. I know, weird thought.
This video is specifically about "Ancient Greece", not just about any culture that's controlled Greece, or even any culture that controlled Greece in 'ancient times'. It's more like saying not everyone who lived in America was a member of a pre-Columbian Native American society.
So you’re telling me Assassins Creed Odyssey wasn’t a very accurate representation of ancient great cities because they were severely lacking in shit accumulation? 😂 I kinda wanna find a way to mod it to fix that 😂
I'm sure there was a band of 10 000 elite hoplites that came from somewhere that were exclusively male lovers whose relationships led to a greater impetus to fight and stand to the last...dudes probly right bout Spartans being against homosexuality it doesn't fit with their logic regarding how tgey treated females which was better than most other Greeks
A soft bed actually is terrible for your spine; you wake up feeling so much more refreshed if you fall asleep on a hard, flat surface; bathing too frequently can damage the body's cuticle and really mess with your exterior microbiome, making you more susceptible to disease; and it's not like the soldiers were raping one another; is there something wrong with consensual sex with your 'bros'? it increases morale.
@jahovia82 disdik The night would be the hard part: Greeks beleived that male on male relationships were more manly and that they encouraged loyalty to your unit. The Spartans also beleived hard exercise, sleeping on pallets, and crappy food made you tougher while sleeping with women too much, bedding, and bathing made you weaker. So after spending all day breaking your back you'd get to go home to your pallet and be... "romanced".... by a bunch of sweaty muscled up Spartans.
Basiclly Spartan nights would be alot like prison, only with worse food, a worse bed, and probably even more aggressive sex from even tougher dudes.
Which is funny, considering it was the Ancient Greeks who colonized and thus created those who would found Ancient Rome. Italians are (as much as I hate to give the Greeks more fuel for thier massive egos) "Modern Greeks", Or "Western Greeks" as a result of this. So, he wouldn't be entirely wrong to have made that error haha
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