Monday, January 5, 2015

Fact of the Day: Sophist

During the days of Ancient Greece (and later the Roman Empire) there was a group of teachers called the Sophists. While they suffered criticism for only teaching those who could afford it, they were often consider some of the era's most brilliant minds. They also challenged religion, as many Sophists doubted the gods, and if they had any affect on day to day life. 

18 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Everyone challenged religion until Constantine.(smile)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

They sounds like a very interesting group.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting minds then.

Pat Hatt said...

Good doubts to have

Dyn said...

Nice! xx

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe almost too smart for their own good.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Sound a bit cocky

Christine said...

interesting. At least they were brilliant.

stephen Hayes said...

Those guys sure spent a lot of time thinking, the wealthy ones, anyway.

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Al Penwasser said...

All makes sense to me (except the being able to afford an education part).

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

It reminds me of a board game I played over the holidays called Mare Nostrum. One of the important aspects of it is that a player (perhaps ancient Greece) can be the High Priest and make offerings to the gods that help in battle.

Sakuranko said...

Oh this sounds very interesting dear
Thanks for share this fact
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Theresa Mahoney said...

Sounds like a smart bunch, but jerks for only wanting to teach the wealthy.

Gloria Baker said...

I remember that Adam! You really know a lot of things:))

The Happy Whisk said...

Interesting.

Kay said...

They must have been brave thinkers.

bj said...

very interesting fact, Adam.