As a Greek, I would like to pose a simple question to the international community.
Over the past three decades, it has become evident that our world has purchased a one-way ticket towards globalization - a world with no borders, a world of producers and consumers. Ease of communications and transport is pulling down just about every barrier between the planet's economies and, consequently, cultures. This is evident in the...
(Barbarian, Gk fr. barbaros, originally meaning 'one who does not speak Greek, a non-Greek' -Webster's Collegiate Dictionary-)
What are we as humanity? Do we serve some universal purpose or is our existence something of chance in a chaotic cosmos? If there is order in this universe, to what is our evolution as races and civilizations attributed?
Throughout my travels in this great world of ours, from the Philippines and the Orient to Europe and America, I have repeatedly heard or read one common reference to beauty: "He looks like a Greek god!" or "She has the figure of a Greek goddess!"