[ExI] Carl Sagan once conjectured that, if things had gone

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 11:01:42 UTC 2010

On 3 August 2010 16:22, Tom Nowell <nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Regarding whether or not the ancient greeks questioned the wisdom of slavery, a quick google reveals the following page http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Live/Writer/ZenoCitium.htm
> which claims Zeno, founder of Stoicism, had at one point been a slave and was the first philosopher to condemn slavery.

As Nietzsche points out, the first to be adversely affected by
slavery... are the masters.

In fact, I think that not only the Greeks, but most European cultures
realised that the large-scale adoption of slavery, which was a rather
marginal and relative institution in the indo-european legacy,
involved a progressive decadence...

Stefano Vaj

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