Why do we care about Greco-Roman philosophy?

[image: Socrates (left) and Cicero (right); this is essay #350 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

Carla: Hi Matt! Is this a good place for our cappuccino break?

Matt: Splendid! I’ve never been here before, looking forward to chatting over drinks. No to mention those delicious pastries they have here. What do they call them?

Carla: Cornetti. The French call them croissants. It sounds better, but they doesn’t taste as good as what we make here in Rome…