Posted by Dina on November 20, 2001 at 19:16:16:
In Reply to: Greek identity posted by Dina on November 20, 2001 at 18:29:59:
By the 'Greek Idea' I mean not only the obvious, like democracy, but the striving for definition and refinement in all things - from sports to the fine arts. The Greek Idea also means embracing the visceral/sensual and having a grasp on the joy and melancholy of each fragmentary second of life as it's experienced. The Greek Idea is also beautifully summarised on October 28 every year - OXI! To say 'no' to barbarians and mean it. And what is a 'barbarian'? A barbarian is someone who does not share the Greek Idea.
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