Ancient Coincidences

Ancient Greek Terms Worth Reviving

Anya Leonard | Classical Wisdom | 2nd May 2023

From aidos to xenia by way of nostos and oikos, a glossary of ancient Greek words which are worth reviving because they capture useful concepts in concise ways.  "Arete means an excellence that is ultimately bound up with the fulfillment of purpose or function, the act of living up to one’s full potential. Arete is frequently associated with bravery, but more often with effectiveness" (1,480 words)

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Audio: Are Coincidences Real? | Guardian Longreads

Do coincidences happen randomly? Or do they reveal secret harmonies in the universe? Cognitive science suggests that the answer may be a bit of both. Our minds are constantly looking out for patterns which give order and predictability to the world. This predisposes us to notice coincidences, to invent them, and to give them undue weight. Written by Paul Broks, read by Dermont Daly. (32m 28s)

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