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Section 2 4 The Greeks in Egypt. Introduction The direct influence of Ancient Egyptian literature on Archaic Greece has never been fully acknowledged. Greek philosophy in particular of the Classical Period has -especially since the Renaissance- been understood as an excellent standard sprung out of the genius of the Greeks, the Greek miracle.
Hellenocentrism was and still is a powerful view, underlining the intellectual superiority of the Greeks and hence of all cultures immediately linked with this Graeco-Roman heritage, such as Alexandrian JudaismEastern Christianity but also Islam via Harran and the translators.
Only recently, and thanks to the critical-historical approachhave scholars reconsidered Greek Antiquity, to discover the "other" side of the Greek spirit, with its popular Dionysian and elitist Orphic mysteries, mystical schools Pythagoraschorals, lyric poetric, drama, proze and tragedies.
Nietzsche, who noticed the recuperation of Late Hellenism by the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment, simplistically divided the Greek spirit into two antagonistic tendencies: For him, Apollo was a metaphor for the eternalizing ideas, for the mummification of life by concepts, good examples and a life "hereafter", "beyond" or "out there".
A life here and now, immanent and this-life. And what about Judaism? The author s of the Torah avoided the confrontation with the historical fact that Moses, although a Jew, was educated as an Egyptian, and identified Pharaoh with the Crocodile, who wants all things for himself.
It is precisely this influence of Greek thought on Judaism which triggered the emergence of revolutionary sects cf. Qumransolitary desert hermits and spirito-social communities, seeking to restore the "original" identity of the Jewish nation, as it had been embodied under Solomon and the first templeand turned against the Great Sanhedrin of the temple of Jeruzalem.
Ancient Egyptian civilization was so grand, imposing and strong, that its impact on the Greeks was tremendous.
In order to try to understand what happened when these two cultures met, we must first sketch the situation of both parties. This will allow us to make sound correspondences. All people who did not speak Greek were considered barbarians, with features that the Greeks despised.
They were either loathsome tyrants, devious magicians, or dull and effeminate pleasure-seeking individuals. But Egypt had more to offer ; like India, it was full of old and venerable wisdom. What exactly did the Greeks incorporate when visiting Egypt?
They surely witnessed at the earliest in ca. In the same passage of the Timaeus, Plato acknowledges the Egyptians seem to speak in myth, "although there is truth in it. From it, he copied the contents of the Timaeus The Greeks, and this is the hypothesis we are set to prove, linearized major parts of the Ancient Egyptian proto-rational mindset.
Alexandrian Hermetism was a Hellenistic blend of Egyptian traditions, Jewish lore and Greek, mostly Platonic, thought. Later, the influence of Ptolemaic Alexandria on all spiritual traditions of the Mediterranean would become unmistaken.
On this point, I agree with Bernal in his controversial Black Athena Far more widespread than these direct continuations, however, was the general admiration for Ancient Egypt among the educated elites.
Egypt, though subordinated to the Christian and biblical traditions on issues of religion and morality, was clearly placed as the source of all 'Gentile' or secular wisdom. Thus no one before seriously questioned either the belief that Greek civilization and philosophy derived from Egypt, or that the chief ways in which they had been transmitted were through Egyptian colonizations of Greece and later Greek study in Egypt.
Recently, Bernal has advocated a "Revised Ancient Model". According to this, the "glory that is Greece", the Greek Miracle, is the product of an extravagant mixture.
The culture of Greece is somehow the outcome of repeated outside influence.
According to this, Greece has received repeated outside influence both from the east Mediterranean and from the Balkans.
It is this extravagant mixture that has produced this attractive and fruitful culture and the glory that is Greece. Bernal apparently forgets that Greek recuperation is also an overtaking of ante-rationality by rationality, a leaving behind of the earlier stage of cognitive development namely mythical, pre-rational and proto-rational thought.
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