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    Of old the Hellenic race was marked off from.....

    Of old the Hellenic race was marked off from the barbarian (all others) as more keen-witted and more free from nonsense.

    Source1: Greek Gods To Know While Cruising The Aegean On Crewed Yacht Charter Between Greece And Turkey
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    Hello friends,
    I hope you are fine.
    I can not understand or paraphrase the sentence very well. This is my paraphrase:
    "In the past there was a group of people related to Greece who were separated from wild people, and were more keen-witted and very literate."

    Am I right?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Of old the Hellenic race was marked off from.....

    From well back in history the Greek people were different from other peoples because they were keen-witted and more free from nonsense.

    (Not sure where you get "literate" from.)

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    Re: Of old the Hellenic race was marked off from.....

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    (Not sure where you get "literate" from.)
    Hi,
    Thanks for answering.
    Then what does "free from nonsense" mean?

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    Re: Of old the Hellenic race was marked off from.....

    You know what "nonsense" is?

    They were mostly free of that.

    I imagine they are saying that they were a rational people and did not have a lot of superstitions.

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