>read the Illiad and Odyssey
>decide to live like the ancient Greeks
>cut out all processed food
>start eating lots of lamb, fish, vegetables, olive oil
>read only Classical Greek and Roman literature
>start training compound lifts
>drink only red wine
>interest in women skyrockets
>interest in men also skyrockets
It's that easy.
>read the Illiad and Odyssey. >decide to live like the ancient Greeks. >cut out all processed food
>read the Illiad and Odyssey
Based. I’m unironically also ancient-greekmaxxing.
>greek statutes are my personality
Which Greek statutes are your favourite?
Highly preferable to what people base their personalities around these days. (Celebrities, movies, consumerism, internet figures like Tate etc.)
Absolutely foul and kitsch. Look at their ugly Slavic faces and bodies completely lacking the grace and elegance that characterized the Greek statues. Why you would choose this picture to go along with your post boggles the mind.
I just chose it based on the thumbnail. Also I dig statues of all kinds, even modern or 3D rendered ones, not just greek/roman.
For example I also like the one they made in the UK from confiscated knives.
lol I expanded the thumbnail and thats one of the most revolting things ive ever seen
the type of people who revere bouguereau and french academic kitsch as "high art"
also none of the "greek statues" people post are actual greek statues
alas its best not to stomp on people too hard I think its good that people are showing an interest in antiquity
Favorite Greek statues?
Checked and Based.
My Motto: Achilles in the Streets, Patroclus in the Sheets
lmao same thing happened to me when I was 19
>get assigned to read the illiad
>fell in love with ancient Greece
>read more Greek literature
>start eating more meat
>start drinking wine
>get a tan
>start getting fit
it was a funny larp
were you in special ed?
eating more meat
Meat was very expensive and only something you'd eat occasionally. They ate mostly veggies, fruits, grains, dairy, nuts and fish.
bro you see any peasants in this thread? We land owning Citizens, we eating meat and frotting *legal* boys
You know 15 is legal-legal in most of Europe TODAY?
This meme needs to die
Be silent pseud
Owning cattle was guaranteed to make you wealthy
this is not even remotely true and youd know that if you read the iliad or plato or any other primary source that mentions what they ate
only slaves subsisted on grains and plant foods, the notion that the ancient greek diet was mostly nutritionless slop and rarely fish and meat is based on pure speculation (and cope)
citizens ate mostly milk, meat, fish, fruits, and honey, ie the most nutritionally dense foods that exist
for the citizens good food was incredibly abundant and during their festivals they would have exorbitant feasts
op I forgot to mention, make sure you eat a lot of dairy
Why is honey so important?, isn't it mostly sugar?
IIRC honey has natural antibiotics in abundance and is just goddamn good
what do you do for music? sardinian throat singing?
in men also skyrockets
Ah yes. You're becoming a true ISTbro now.
not a greek statue but still fitspo goals
check out this core
Very nice statues anon. Thanks for posting.
reddit ass post
this one isn't greek-made but it's in greece of greek achilles lol. one of my favs
Unironically gay for covering up the dick
Do you also refer to yourself as Zorba in the third person? It started coming to me naturally after I tried this.
based. now go find a younger male lover and a wife, then you'll be greekmaxxed.
Remember to set up a philosophy and wrestling club with your bros.
>go find a younger male lover
what's up, garden gnome
This painting of dying Hiacynthos always makes me sad 🙁
they didnt eat "vegetables", replace "vegetables" with fruit and youre golden
also if you decide to learn latin I recommend Lingua Latin Per Se Illustrata and if you decide to learn greek I recommend Learn to Read Greek by Keller and Russell
Thanks for the recommendations
I think that's just one guy's opinion, not the usual practice at the time?
It was a common opinion among philosophers.
It was a doctrine that orignated among the pythagoreans.
Read seneca, who says it also, and read Porphory who also says it.
> 17. Inasmuch as I have begun to explain to you how much greater was my impulse to approach philosophy in my youth than to continue it in my old age, I shall not be ashamed to tell you what ardent zeal Pythagoras inspired in me. Sotion used to tell me why Pythagoras abstained from animal food, and why, in later times, Sextius did also. In each case, the reason was different, but it was in each case a noble reason. 18. Sextius believed that man had enough sustenance without resorting to blood, and that a habit of cruelty is formed whenever butchery is practised for pleasure. Moreover, he thought we should curtail the sources of our luxury; he argued that a varied diet was contrary to the laws of health, and was unsuited to our constitutions. 19. Pythagoras, on the other hand, held that all beings were inter-related, and that there was a system of exchange between souls which transmigrated from one bodily shape into another. If one may believe him, no soul perishes or ceases from its functions at all, except for a tiny interval – when it is being poured from one body into another.
> We may question at what time and after what seasons of change the soul returns to man, when it has wandered through many a dwelling-place; but meantime, he made men fearful of guilt and parricide, since they might be, without knowing it, attacking the soul of a parent and injuring it with knife or with teeth – if, as is possible, the related spirit be dwelling temporarily in this bit of flesh! 20. When Sotion had set forth this doctrine, supplementing it with his own proofs, he would say: "You do not believe that souls are assigned, first to one body and then to another, and that our so-called death is merely a change of abode? You do not believe that in cattle, or in wild beasts, or in creatures of the deep, the soul of him who was once a man may linger? You do not believe that nothing on this earth is annihilated, but only changes its haunts? And that animals also have cycles of progress and, so to speak, an orbit for their souls, no less than the heavenly bodies, which revolve in fixed circuits? Great men have put faith in this idea; 21. therefore, while holding to your own view, keep the whole question in abeyance in your mind. If the theory is true, it is a mark of purity to refrain from eating flesh; if it be false, it is economy. And what harm does it do to you to give such credence? I am merely depriving you of food which sustains lions and vultures."
If you actually read the greeks and romans, you'd be vegetarian.
How long before this based thread is raided by trannies
Was wine in ancient Greece the same kind of wine we drink today? I know Roman wine was nothing like modern wine.
yes, but they would usually water it down at a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio, and there was a lot of stigma attached to actually getting wasted, but that was more of a roman thing
Did they drink white wine too or only red? And do you have any recommended sources to learn more about everyday life in ancient Greece and Rome?