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Why Ancient Greece is My Favorite Civilization

Leonard Peikoff

Date: Jan 01, 2006

In this heartfelt tribute to Greek culture, Dr. Peikoff names its essential virtue as man-worship. Greece, he says, was the only fully secular civilization in history, the "only conceptual-level culture ever."

This talk offers profoundly original identifications, such as: the significance of the Olympic Games; the Greeks' attitude toward male nudity and toward homosexuality, and its parallels with the Founding Fathers' attitude toward slavery; the difference between the Greek and the Enlightenment views about emotions.


Parts: 1

Handout: none


  • e-Store (En) - 34 mins
  • CD, 2006 (En) - 34 mins - 1 CD
  • YouTube, 2022 (En) - 34 mins