The Byzantine Greeks' Heritage from the Hellenic Greeks

'A people's prospects are affected by its image of its past' - Arnold Toynbee presents an exclusive extract from his book on the Greek sense of the past, The Greeks and Their Heritages.

'The Modern Greeks have had both a Byzantine and an Hellenic past to digest and the Byzantine and Hellenic attitudes to life are not only different to each other; they are antithetical to each other.... I have watched them gradually gaining ground in their struggle to master their heritages by digesting them and transcending them.'

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