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Plato on Piety

, 03:42

Anyone who is unfair to humans cannot respect God. -Porphyry

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As we have written again on piety, from different ancient Hellenes writers, we will continue that tradition today, by presenting a taste of platonic theology, through the book Laws, which is the last dialogue of Plato. It consists of 12 books and an additional one. In the tenth book we read about three major crimes, which are three cases of disrespect against the gods. The first case is that gods do not exist. The second case is that gods don't care about humane problems. The third case is that humans can bribe the gods with offerings so that they won't be harsh on his unjust actions. Those ideas are crimes against gods and Plato is proving that ignorance is the cause of them. He also proves why those three ideas are wrong. In the article we will see a synopsis of the tenth book, centering aroung piety.

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Viewing the Gods with Porphyry

, 00:32

Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry was married old with Marcella who has seven children. He had to leave the city for a while. He wrote to her a letter to read it when she will miss him. This text has a lot of ethical teachings of neoplatonism and as philosophy was connected with theology, it contains a lot information about piety and the correct way of worshipping the gods. In this article I will provide some of the best teachings concerning honoring the gods.

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Necropolis and the Goddess Hekate

, 04:44

Necropolis means the city of the dead. The archaeological place of Kerameikos in its biggest part is a necropolis, a place associated with death, religious practices and art. For the first time I will present info about Hekateion, the temple of Hekate in necropolis and a Triangular Hiero of an unknown Goddess, stand in a three ways crossroads, next to the way of Eleusis.

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Idolatry

, 18:31

The ancient Hellenes didn't believed in idolatry, the had a complicated religion full of Gods. Using the oracle of Trophonios in Boetia as an example we will see how this worked every time.

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Historical evidence for Hekate

, 18:45

Let's see when and where Hekate is shown in history, ancient writings and archaeology.

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