IreneY wrote:Well, if the ancient Greek name did not start with a vowel and took the acute (oxeia) accent yes . Ρόδος for instance or Κόρινθος. Or, I guess, if you find an older map before we ditched the polytonic system.
The closest one I could find is some maps in this site http://diolkos.blogspot.com/2010/10/10.html but they are not in polytonic. I'll keep an eye out though.
LCN wrote:Finally regarding your comments on Buddhism, it seems to me that you are the Eurocentric one here in that you project a Greek conflation of wisdom with reason onto a way of life that does not seek wisdom through reason.
To shoehorn Buddhism into "world philosophy" is, to use the old saw, a Procrustean effort. Whatever Buddhism may be (revelation perhaps?) and whatever truth it may hold, it's not philosophy. To read that as an insult to Buddhism is to display a deeply-rooted Western prejudice in favor of philosophy.*
And anyway there's nothing European about ancient Greece, which makes the charge even more ill-fitting.
*In fairness I'm winging it a bit here with regard to Buddhism but I believe I am correct.
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