Ancient Greek Literature - Set
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In order for a tree to bear fruit, it must first spread its roots, grow a trunk and develop fully; and that usually takes time. The fruit of Greek thought appeared suddenly, as the first bolt of lightning rips through the clear air at the start of a storm: nothing was ever destined to be so great, bright, refined or deep. Of course, Orphic tradition came before, Homer and his legendary epos and the Wagon of Thespis. And yes, it could be said that one could perhaps have felt it in the air, that something great was looming. From any viewpoint, the fifth and fourth centuries in Athens are startling, like a bolt of lightning on a sunny day, something of a revelation and a flood at the same time: Greek thought, having already shown its worth through trials and tribulations, has now become aware of its strength and is unhesitating in showing it off, no less thunderously than exuberantly.