The ancient Greek secret to successful globalization
Classical Greek civilization did not start and spread from a dominant center, but was a reciprocal network-based process that the world would do well to learn.
An ancient Greek traveling to an overseas city-state in the 4th century BCE would have probably felt more at home at his destination than among his next-door “barbarian” neighbors. Whether he were going, say, to the tiny city-state of Lato in Crete, or to the wealthy Cyrene in Libya, or to colonies in what are today southern France or even the Crimea - the local sights would have felt comfortingly...
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