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Why Alexander Invaded

By Cam Rea, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Alexander of Macedon, more widely known as Alexander the Great, is one of history’s most famous conquerors. Many historians, poets, and writers have been mesmerized by his conquests. The enthralling images of Alexander’s actions has built an everlasting romantic impression of the man. But while most talk of

Leucippus, Democritus, and Atomism

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Most folks know something about atomic theory…  its surprising ancient history, however, is often less discussed. The current modern atomic theory is the prevailing scientific theory of matter and explains the physical world in terms of discrete units referred to as atoms. Atoms are made up of various

Chrysippus the Under-Rated

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom “If Chrysippus had not existed, neither would the Stoa.” This became a popular catchphrase of the Stoics. The Stoics viewed Chrysippus as a central figure in helping to establish the core doctrines and principles of Stoicism. Chrysippus is often hailed as the “second founder of Stoicism.” The Stoics

Protagoras & Relativism

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom “Man is the measure of all things…” It is likely that you have heard this phrase uttered at one time or the other. It is an explicit declaration of relativism, and one of the earliest accounts of such a theory. It was Protagoras who made this statement. He

Mind, Matter, and Monism: Philosophy of Mind in Ancient Greece

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom Mind and matter or physical and mental – these are distinctions that we are familiar with. We needn’t have studied philosophy extensively or have had any type of specialized training in order to recognize these terms. An example of this is when we hear the phrase “mind over

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