Ancient Greeks and memory: another legacy

Many people who try to remember large amounts of information probably don’t realise it at the time but they are employing methods that go back over 2,500 years: Ancient Greek methods. I’m thinking, of course, of mnemonics. The word’ remember’, indeed, comes from the Greek word mnemon. In Greek mythology there was even a Goddess of memory- one of the thousand in the Pantheon. Greeks needed good memories to recall what they were going to cover in their lengthy speeches.

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