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16251696 No.16251696 [Reply] [Original]

How did the greeks manage to develop a rich written culture before everyone else?

>> No.16251705

It's like how fags are apt to write poetry; they had nothing else to offer the world.

>> No.16251713
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Oral traditions transcribed and reasonably preserved. Like everywhere else.

>> No.16251717

Yeah like why didn’t they just learn to rap

>> No.16251774

Tragedies and comedies were often edited by the authors and didn't strictly follow their oral source material.

>> No.16252125

And johnny Cash added the spanish horn section to June Carter’s Ring of Fire when he covered it.

>> No.16252176

What about historical accounts & prose works? were they also made to be sung orally?

>> No.16252176,1 [INTERNAL] 

To create higher civilization, you need a critical mass of people with the right genetics. For masses of people, that would make Egypt, Assyria, ancient Greece, and areas around what is now India.

Of these, R1B haplotype prevailed in the region where philosophy first developed (in Greek Anatolia).

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Just imagine all the stories that had come and gone throughout pre-recordable history.
They likely created cheatsheet symbolism on parchments...

>> No.16252324

>Just imagine all the stories that had come and gone throughout pre-recordable history
they were assimilated into the mythical accounts unless you think the Trojan war was merely fiction

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>Trojan war was merely fiction
I trust Finley’s reconstruction. There wasn’t a war but a series of raids

>> No.16252338

my point still stands

>> No.16252345

you got exposed hard lol

>> No.16252350

I would say it's more-so well preserved culture, which I would guess has to do with them being largely on the periphery of a highly active economic and cultural area.

>> No.16252360

You need to suck deez
Did you say somethin, or was it a sneeze?
I do think can tell, you fat ball of grease
Maybe I oughta bust you in da teef
Look at you! You show up unkempt
Lived yo whole like in regret
PreSocratic? How bout post-Socratic
Anything better than you automatic

>> No.16252365

So it appears that I’ve agreed with you as far as this period and time goes.
Was there a debate?

>> No.16252385

lay down the weed

>> No.16252591

Oh. I meant time period and place. Distracted

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>> No.16252888

Nice bait and homosexual projection faggot, get a life and stop shitting up the catalog.

OFF-topic Sage.

>> No.16252891

epic rap battles of history!

Socrates vs. Thrasymachus

>> No.16252970

they stratified logos on language; a pretty good move for developing arts; a pretty bad move repressing human logos itself.

>> No.16252992

>before everyone else

Mesopotamia, a product of alien engineering

>> No.16253475

bernard knox.... no thanks

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>bernard knox
It’s just an introduction

>> No.16253909

>before everyone else

>> No.16253914

Because they had writing before everyone else
I bet native americans would have written dope books but they couldnt figure out writing, so

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