he goal of the blog posts is to provide non-experts in Egyptology and ancient Greek culture some basic background and to pique your interest to study the Philosophies of Holism in ancient Egypt & Greece. Some readers may already be well versed in the historic elements, but will find fresh insights via the comparative philosophical approach to holism in Egypt & Greece in both the book and online classes.
In addition to the introductory posts on Ancient Egyptian Worldview I, Ancient Egyptian Worldview II and Exploring Egyptology, the Did You Know? blog series will present short articles detailing fascinating and fun facts about ancient Egyptian and Greek culture. Although noteworthy and interesting in their own right, these insights are designed to provide you with some historic and contextual background as a prelude to taking the online class and/or reading the book on Holism in ancient Egypt & Greece.
The content is organized around assorted categories which you can access under ‘Blog Topics’ in the footer section below, and a sampling of potential upcoming topics can include the following:
- – Legacy of Ancient Alexandria, Egypt – melding of Greek and Egyptian cultures
- – Women in Egypt
- – Inventions & developments in ancient Greece & Egypt
- – Egyptian Gods & Goddesses
- – Short segments on various Greek philosophers
- – Egyptian Hieroglyphs & Symbolism
- – Cultural trade or exchange such as between Egypt and the ancient Minoans (on the island of Crete)
- – Greek philosophers who studied in Egypt or mention elements of Egyptian Philosophy
- – Multicultural Approaches to Holistic Philosophy
- – Additional, miscellaneous content of interest
For instance, Did You Know that important discoveries, developments, and practices in the ancient world of both ancient Egyptian & Greek culture were thousands of years ahead of their time, some of which were only rediscovered or implemented millennia later? A few examples are the role and status of women in Egypt, the proposal of atoms as the basic building blocks of nature in ancient Greece, or the proposal of a heliocentric planetary system by an ancient Alexandrian philosopher well over 1500 years before Copernicus?
Check back for these and other fascinating facts and tidbits that will whet your appetite, and introduce you to the cultural milieu of the ancient world as a prelude to studying Holism in Ancient Egypt & Greece!