|"Excepting machinery, there is hardly anything secular in our
culture that does not come from Greece. There is nothing in
Greek civilization that does not illuminate our own."
Will Durant, The Life of Greece (1939)
|"Not that Greece was the beginning of everything. There were
brilliant and advanced societies in Mesopotamia and Egypt
more than 1,000 years before the awakening of Greece."
Andre Barret, Greece Observed (1974)