In the many years since, we have created sophisticated technology for killing one another, while simultaneously devaluing self-restraint and productive conversation.Violent retaliation may be a natural reaction to injury, insult and injustice, and others may urge us on.Film, television, the internet all seethe with such urgings, validating violent revenge.But ancient Greek myths show us that celebrating violence, admiring it in others, and yielding to it in ourselves is a choice.View: Greek myths still teach about resisting violent impulses by Emily Katz Anhalt, who teaches classics at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers.She is the author of "Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths." Video by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy The staggering numbers of mass shootings in the U. mark our collective failure to restrain our most destructive impulses and to cultivate our constructive ones.More than 3,000 years ago, the ancient Greeks began to recognize rage-fueled violence as self-destructive.Over centuries, they discovered the value of verbal debate and eventually developed the world’s first ever democratic political institutions.
Ending this epic tour back in Athens, you’ll wave goodbye, taking with you some incredible memories of island life in gorgeous Greece. Free time to visit the National Museum, or ‘Plaka’ Markets.
On Paros and Mykonos, the hotels are close to the beach and in Santorini you have spectacular views over the volcanic landscape to the sea.
In Athens, your hotel offers easy access to all the top city sights.
Until his premature death in 1918, he also acted in his plays and performed his cabaret songs with a quirky but insidious individuality, and championed freedom of expression, women's rights, anti-anti-Semitism (no small thing in Wilhelm ine Germany) and other worthy causes.
Americans know their illustrious near compatriot as the author of those three splendid plays; but he wrote two others as good or better, and several more too precious for oblivion -- not to mention narrative prose and light verse of distinction.