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published: 1/20/05
updated: 12/16/13

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People in Greek Religion & Philosophy




The vast population of gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and other mythological figures are not the only important figures in Greek religion. This section provides profiles of some of the poets, playwrights, philosophers, and political leaders who helped shape Greek religion, philosophy and culture.

  • Aeschylus - Greek playwright
  • Aesop - Greek author of fables
  • Alexander the Great - King of Macedon, military leader and emperor
  • Aristotle - Greek philosopher and Athenian general
  • Herodotus - Greek historian
  • Hesiod - Greek poet
  • Homer - Greek poet
  • Pindar - Greek lyric poet
  • Plato - Greek philosopher
  • Socrates - Greek philosopher







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