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Echetlaeus
01-04-14, 15:20
It seems to me that the ancient Greeks, at least the philosophers, great leaders, etc., lived more on average than their counterparts during the Enlightenment for example. Is that true? What do the experts have to say?

Aberdeen
02-04-14, 21:44
It seems to me that the ancient Greeks, at least the philosophers, great leaders, etc., lived more on average than their counterparts during the Enlightenment for example. Is that true? What do the experts have to say?

Are you asking whether the average ancient Greek lived longer than the average person who lived during the Enlightenment or are you asking whether the ancient Greeks had a better party scene? It's not clear to me which question you're asking. People living during the Enlightenment may have had more and better recreational drugs, because it was also the age of colonialism, with a lot of international travel.

Echetlaeus
03-04-14, 01:03
Are you asking whether the average ancient Greek lived longer than the average person who lived during the Enlightenment or are you asking whether the ancient Greeks had a better party scene? It's not clear to me which question you're asking. People living during the Enlightenment may have had more and better recreational drugs, because it was also the age of colonialism, with a lot of international travel.

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