Posted by Evanthia on April 09, 2002 at 22:10:36:
In Reply to: Re: Having your cake and eating it too posted by Tony on April 09, 2002 at 00:04:23:
I've never met a Greek that didn't love life and I've never met a Greek that would find dying for any cause glorious. Greeks are pragmatic, so if there was war and there was no other choice but to fight, then they would do so. I have never met a Greek that would deem premature death anything other than a tragedy and believe me, no Greek is convinced that death has any glory in it, only necessity and only in the protection of borders. You may have had the privelege of growing up in a land who has friends for neighbours. I, as many Greeks do, had relatives who before they passed away, told me of living under Turkish rule and that wasn't so long ago.
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