CLCV 1002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Passion Play, Theogony, Arche

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Nov 10 more tragedy and philosophy: cont. Intellectual revolution (700 bc onwards: development of greek philosophy, meeting others and other cultures and ways of life help develop it. Is divided up to before and after socrates. Life is a combination of these 4 elements: humans start from a fish like creature, first theory of evolution, anaximenes=air. If you compress air, it becomes a liquid, compact more=solid, something to make it fire: calls air (cid:862)soul-stuff(cid:863, makes equivalence of air and the soul. Ignore body, and look after soul, study other intellectual pursuits. Ideas were not well known to the public: education= for rich, no public education, philosophers= incomprehensible idiots, ridiculous and harmful, many ideas go against common religious beliefs, sacrilege. Socrates: 470-399 bc, philosopher, but never wrote anything down, plato wrote down some of his stuff, other people did too, aristophanes, and others.

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