beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth,
not images of beauty, but realities, for he has hold not of an image
but of a reality, and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to
become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may. Would
that be an ignoble life? - Plato
Approach with questions. The more you ask, the more you will find, whether you read Homer or the New Testament. Besides this, don't neglect the historical context, combine the study of Greek literature with the study of
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Compared with the thousands of more or less important texts, what is
here featured seems to fall short. The purpose of this anthology is to offer a starting ground, so that, even if someone were to study
nothing else, the loss would not be
decisive. It is a Philokalia, a gathering of some of the most
important works of Greek thinking.
If you know Greek and you are after the
Byzantine Philokalia, you can go to the site of the
Mystics of the Orthodox Church,
otherwise stay here and start from the second part of this page, from
the New Testament and below, where is
gathered what could be the core of the Byzantine Philokalia.