“ΕΦΑΓΑ ΤΟΝ ΠΕΡΙΔΡΟΜΟ”
“ΕΦΑΓΑ ΤΟΝ ΠΕΡΙΔΡΟΜΟ” has to do with Byzantium.
Byzantine dishes were deep and had an enclosure called a peridromo. So when they put the soup in and it overflowed into the circumference… you ate up to the circumference.
“ΤΑ ΠΑΙΖΩ ΣΤΑ ΔΑΧΤΥΛΑ”
In the Byzantine school children were taught arithmetic on their fingers and the expression, which we still use today, has its roots in Byzantium.
“Ο ΗΛΙΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΨΕ”
Also today, only in Greek do we say “Ο ΗΛΙΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΨΕ”. Where does the sun reign when it sets? It comes from the observation… When the sun reigns, it becomes purple, it puts on the purple, the Byzantine purple, it reigns.
“ΜΗ ΜΕ ΠΑΙΔΕΥΕΙΣ”
“ΠΑΙΔΕΥΩ” in ancient Greek means “to train”. Today when we say “μη με παιδεύεις” we do not mean do not educate me, but do not torment me.
From where to where? It’s the Jewish theory that when God’s flock goes astray and sins, God sends theosis, i.e. plagues, earthquakes, depressions, fires, and all of that to punish, EDUCATE, and repent.”
Through suffering we are trained (Laughter).
“Κακά τα ψέματα… το πάθημα γίνεται μάθημα”. So the verb “παιδεύω” from “εκπαιδεύω” becomes “τυραννώ”, “βασανίζω”. I am tortured in order to be trained, in order to learn.
“ΗΜΑΡΤΟΝ – ΑΜΑΡΤΙΑ”
And let me tell you the last one so I don’t torture you any more. “ΑΜΑΡΤΙΑ”. What did sin mean?
Where did this concept of sin come from?
The “ήμαρτον του σκοπού” in ancient Greek was when the archer was trying to achieve his goal and not succeeding.
With Christianity, man’s only purpose was the salvation of the soul. Therefore, the… “ήμαρτον του σκοπού”, the misguided one, is the sinner!….
(Excerpt from an interview with Eleni Glycatzi-Arveler – Byzantinologist)
I learn every day
According to scientific research, one of the secrets of a good life, happiness and longevity is to constantly learn new things.