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Έρευνα του αναπληρωτή καθηγητή Γεωλογίας Βασίλη Μέλφου.

Την άγνωστη ιστορία της Θεσσαλονίκης με στοιχεία πολιτισμού, αρχιτεκτονικής και τεχνών που είναι αποτυπωμένα πάνω στα πετρώματα με τα οποία χτίστηκε η πόλη και ανεγέρθηκαν τα μνημεία της, ακτινογραφεί μια ενδιαφέρουσα έρευνα που πραγματοποιεί τα τελευταία χρόνια ο αναπληρωτής καθηγητής Γεωλογίας του ΑΠΘ, Βασίλης Μέλφος.

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SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Plutarch, Moralia 644e: Table-Talk, On the Usefulness of Drinking for Getting to Know People

“When the Poet Simonides, my Sossios Senecios, saw a stranger at a drinking party sitting there in silence and talking to no one he said “Man, if you are a fool, you are doing something wise; but if you are wise, you are doing a foolish thing.” For, as Heraclitus says, “it is better to hide ignorance” and it is really hard to do this while drinking “which makes even a very wise man sing / and causes him to laugh gently and dance /and then to speak whatever word which was unsaid” [Hom. Od. 14.464-6).

In this, it seems to me, the poet demonstrates the differences between being a little tipsy and drunkenness. For song, merriment, dancing and dancing are coming to those who have drunk moderately. But talking too much and saying what…

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