Greek Pessimism

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The pessimistic qualities involved in ancient Greek culture.

Submitted: July 04, 2017

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The ancient Greeks understood pessimism.  Their lives were, as Hobbes said, 'nasty, brutish and short', partly because they were almost always in a state of war.  Although many would perish in these wars, the pain of existence instilled a greater sense of suffering in the Greeks than did any heroic death. Thus tragedy was an attribute heavily evident in ancient Greek mythology and drama, as it communicated emotional reality in methods proper to discourse. 


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