@Adam.Meredith As someone who did the Classics and who studied art history, I can certainly appreciate what Greece has given the world, and Europe in particular - Europe’s first great “writer” (Homer), its first great poetry (Illiad/Odyssey), its first drama (the three great tragedians, Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus), the glories of those anymous red figure vase painters, as well as the sculptors Myron, Lysippos, Praxilites or the architect Phideas. You could chuck in all those philosphers and comedic writers as well. Oh, and those astronomers, mathematicians, scientists…
Culturally and scientifically, Europe owes the Greeks (from centuries ago) an incalculable debt. There’s also the small matter of the democracy the Greeks bequeathed the continent (indeed the world) - and while Athenian democracy is hardly what we today would call a “proper democracy” it is an important principle which has served the continent pretty well in the years since Solon.
And you might sneer at the Greek city states’ victory over Xerxes’ vastly superior Persian forces at Thermopylae (and the simultaneous naval battle at Artemisium) but Europe as we know not might not exist had that victory not been won.
Agincourt was a very different kind of battle in a very different kind of war - and Henry V’s victory, while important for the English people’s sense of themselves, was not a matter of national survival as Thermopylae was.
Personally I value Socrates and Homer over Tusk, Juncker and Selmayr, but each to their own I suppose. Perhaps you’re just a philistine, or trying to be funny, who knows?
Your snarkiness has always been wearying, now it is just tiresome and does you no credit.