Author: The Man With No Name
Often we hear words like love, freedom, rights, happiness, equality, justice and so on. The interesting thing about this lies in the fact that most of us probably would have some kind of difficulty in the attempt to defining those concepts.
We suppose that we know the meaning of freedom, but when it´s time to explain it to the professor we can´t articulate an “official” definition. That´s because freedom is abstract. A concept created by the human mind that our senses cannot perceive in the reality. We cannot smell, hear or see freedom.
Also some of us suppose, that freedom meant the same for the people who lived (or will live), years, decades, centuries or millenniums, before (or after) us. Well, that is not true. Normally the meaning of words like freedom, justice or equality is dynamic.
The historical context in which humans live is going to affect the way they identify and recognize reality. For a determined population in a determined time freedom meant “X” while for other population in another time freedom meant “Z”.
Based in that assumption, I’m going to describe and assess the concept of freedom as it was understood by the ancients. Then, I´ll give my point of view about this ancient liberty.
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