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THE PAGAN WORLD

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As a corrective to Herodotus, Thucydides labored to provide a simple, factual narrative of events

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Alexander the Great sought to destroy the pernicious influence of Hinduism on Western culture.

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Thucydides neutral, secular perspective eliminated the emotion of religious bias from his analysis.

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The rapid demise of Athens illustrates the futility of Democratic governance apart from Christ.

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Biblical eschatology envisions the progressive cultural conquest of the gospel through history.

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Thucydides set a precedent for viewing politics as the dominant force driving historical events.

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The Greek cyclical view of history tends to short-circuit human progress

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Thucydides admitted that he couldn’t record all the speeches word-for-word.

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Thucydides was the first historian to attempt a spiritual interpretation of events in the War.

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The Peloponnesian War between Athens and Persia was one of the most brutal in world history.

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Women’s franchise led to social instability in 20th Century America

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State sponsored education led to cultural stagnation in Sparta.

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Communist purges of the 20th Century drew inspiration from Euripides’ Bacchae.

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Early Christians showed discernment in separating from the philosophers & playwrights of Greece

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Euripides portrayal of Dionysus contrasts sharply with the unchanging God of the Bible.

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Modern America is more like Sparta than Athens

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Euripides outgoing nature brought him close contact with Athenian social elite, such as Pericles

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Dionysus is similar to Christ in terms of his death and resurrection

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The story of the Bacchae illustrates the wisdom of the Biblical prohibition on alcoholic beverage.

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Euripides delighted in habitually presenting the Greek gods as heroes in his plays.

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Freud provided the much needed antidote for the moral laxity of the 20th Century.

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The people of a nation suffer for the sins of their rulers due to the principle of headship

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Compared to Sophocles, Aeschylus was more symbolic.

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Sophocles reinforced the trend to focus on the Greek gods, as opposed to man & his struggles.

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The Oedipus Complex was adopted by the 20th Century psychotherapist, Bertrand Russell.

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The doctrine of “the one & the many” harmonizes individual freedom and social responsibility.

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In contrast to “blind fate,” God’s sovereignty integrates the moral choices of men.

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Although Sophocles was a contemporary of Pericles, the two never met.

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As a playwright, Sophocles introduced a third actor to the stage.

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The chorus of a Greek play would typically reinforce traditional cultural mores.

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The new system favors persuasion of the Areopagus to the riddles of the Oracle at Delphi.

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Greek Democracy was ultimately more stable than the old system of family justice

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Biblical government is a system of loosely allied city-states, foreshadowed by the 12 tribes of Israel.

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The state is subordinate to the family and individual under the democratic system of government.

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Democracy functions efficiently until the Eumenides are aroused.

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The system of family justice operated smoothly in Greek culture until the advent of the city-state.

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The Furies are the peaceful Eumenides, or “kindly ones”.

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The blood avenger was a vigilante appointed to enforce justice when the court system failed.

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Aeschylus is the father of the Greek tragedy

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The Bible recommends an agrarian lifestyle as opposed to the injustice, and disorder of the city.

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The Greek demigods were children of demons and women, as described in Genesis 6:4.

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Athens Democratic ideals were carried over into her administration of the Delian League.

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Herodotus was careful to avoid subjective stories in order not to compromise fact.

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Herodotus history might well be titled, The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire

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The Delian League, led by Athens, had a treasury on the Island of Delos.

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Athens won the decisive war with Persia at the Battle of Salamis

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As the “Father of History,” Herodotus depicted the epic conflict of Greece and Egypt.

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Athens victory in the Persian Wars paved the way for the growth of Biblical Democracy.

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Herodotus saw the Persian War as a conflict between basic values of East and West.

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Herodotus inexplicably ignored the dealings of the Persians with the Children of Israel.

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Homer reflected a strong Jewish influence in his poetry

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The Iliad is to Greece as the Bible is to Israel

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Nothing is known of Homer apart from his two epic poems

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Like the Bible, Greek mythology teaches that “the first shall be last”

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There is little correspondence between Homer’s epics and the work of later Greek playwrights

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The Odyssey teaches us that political power is rooted in ruthless cunning

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The Bible condemns dueling, but commands self-defense

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The fickleness of the Greek gods is contrasted with the fatalistic certainty of life on earth

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The stage is set for war when Achilles elopes with Penelope

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The Odyssey portrays the epic struggle of Greece against Troy

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