Posted: May 18, 2012 6:29 pm
by Alan B
Saim wrote:Are you serious? The Byzantines and the Greco-Buddhists are not the same people just because they were both Greek cultures. Byzantines were around later and in the Mediterranean area, while the Indo-Greeks lived in a different part of the Eurasian continent and date back to Alexander's time. That article is not about "Byzantine Greeks and Buddhism", the Byzantines are not mentioned at all in it, it's about (ancient) Greeks in general and Buddhism.

And this is why all the statues we have of Buddha are clothed in the ancient Greek style. The Greek influence was quite the fashion in those days.