Today, politicians and thought leaders argue over the state of our separation of church and state. But in the classical Greeks’ time, there was no such conflict. Religion was woven into the fabric of essentially all aspects of life.

That’s not to say they were fundamentalists; Greek religion varied from valley to valley — there was no rulebook or definitive text. Though their beliefs may feel alien, there may be much to learn from the Ancient Greeks when it comes to how communities balance their spiritual beliefs with their beliefs about how a society should operate.

Video courtesy of The National Hellenic Society.