Quote of the Day: Sophocles
“Better not to exist than live basely” (Sophocles).
Today I thought I would tie in the article post to the quote of the day. Sophocles was a great poet and playwright during the Golden Age of Athens. Because of his strong ties to Athens, and Greece, Sophocles held dear what many Athenians believed at the time. Many Greeks promoted the idea of education and higher learning. Intelligence was one of the great attributes that someone could possess. Greek philosophers and teachers taught their students to better themselves by studying all they can and not waste time with base pleasures.
Do you agree with Sophocles? Do you think that there should be a balance between learning and pleasure?
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