|As Will durant prefaces his book on ancient Greeks: "They were our contemporaries." |
"The persistent effort to subordinate fancy to reason is the dominate quality of the Greek mind
Ergo, Greek literature is modern, or rather contemporary, we find it hard to understand Dante or Milton, but Euripides and Thuscydides are kin to us mentally and belong to our age.
This is because though myths may differ, reason remains the same, and the life of reason, makes brothers of its lovers, in all times, and everywhere."