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« Reply #11: March 11, 2011, 05:13:50 pm »

For references I was curious to know if as a Hellenic Pagan if you were suppose to learn about philosophers such as Socrates, Aristotle and Plato(basically are they are  apart of or influnces a Hellenic's beliefs).

Many do, and find it enhances their spiritual practice, but I wouldn't say it's a requirement. Those philosophers lived at the very end of the Classical Period, so they are from a rather late stage of Greek history, and their work didn't really spread until the Hellenistic Period. Plato's views, in particular, did not represent those of the general population at all, so it's not necessary to be familiar with his ideas to practice traditional Greek polytheism. It's not required to study philosophy, but many people do find it rewarding.
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