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These are tickets to the archaeological sites of Epidaurus (which includes the still in use theatre) and Mycenae. In the Epidaurus ticket, the images are of the Athenian Pnyx and the orator Demosthenes. In the Mycenae ticket you can see the Lion Gate, as Pieter Geerkens already mentioned. The fine print on the left (the printing company's name) is written ...
You are taking the quote out of context. Here is the complete text from the Story of Civilization: Twelve years he wandered, imbibing wisdom from every source, sitting at every shrine, tasting every creed. Some would have it that he went to Judea and was moulded for a while by the tradition of the almost socialistic prophets; and even that he found ...
The text above the first image is in both Greek alphabet and in English, the latter being: (He did did not seem to be resting, but his mind was in action and he seemed to be revolving some subtle plan ...) Anthologia Palatina More on the background of the Palatine Anthology and it's significance is available here (pp 362) The Palatine Anthology ...
There is no mention in any Greek source of Plato travelling to India, or to any place in Asia. He did however sail to Sicily.
"Assassin" doesn't really mean somebody paid to kill. It rather means somebody who kills a prominent person by surprise attack. (1, 2, 3) Latin seems to have had a word for this: sicarius. I don't know if ancient Greek did.
I guess those are greek tickets (εισιτηριον) for excavation sites or museums. The EP and MYK correspond to the location, ancient epidaurus (Palaia epidauros, ancient epidauros) and mykene. The vertical writing on the left points to the printing company, Aspioti-ELKA that was declared bancrupt in 1997.
I don't know yet, but there is some indirect evidence that an Indian Yogi met Socrates. Travelling far and wide was not uncommon. Shankaracharya travelled all over India on foot. So did Ramanuja. Fa hien and Hiuen Tsang travelled to India, crossing the Himalayas.
In earlier greek texts we find the river Ganges being described as Phison. So it is natural that they knew about this river. If they knew about this river then it is sure that the river was then also famous for some reasons. May be because of mystic and Sanatana Dharma religion " Hinduism". So if Alexander can travel to India in B.C 326 . Plato may have too ...
Daktylos is the Greek word for “finger”. As a unit of measurement it designated the breadth of one finger. I think all fingers (apart from the thumb) are about the same breadth. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3Dda%2Fktulos
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