ABOUT GREECE → athens:acropolis:museums:places:gifts
HISTORY OF THE GREEKS
GREEK CULTURE → art:music:language:literature:scientists
(Ἰσοκράτης. Πανηγυρικός. 50.)
...and it seems that the name of the Greeks is no longer denoting a race, but a mentality,
and one should call 'greeks' rather the ones who participate in our education,
than those who share our common nature [DNA].
(Isocrates. Panegyricus. 50.)
NOTE: ISOCRATES: Athenian orator 436-338 B.C.E.
The Panegyricus (=Celebrating Speech) circulated during the summer of 380 BCE (between July and September).
It is certain, that Isocrates has been working on it for more than ten years.
Most of the speech is a praise of the Athenian history and culture
against everything non Athenian, whether greek or the so-called barbaric.
But with this one phrase, Isocrates demolishes his own hatred of foreigners.