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Brutus: Traitor or Patriot?

Et tu, Brute? Whether or not Caesar once uttered those dramatic words, he probably did think it. After all, it was a literal backstabbing moment; Brutus was Caesar’s friend and protege. Of all the 23 knives that plunged into his flesh, that one would have hurt the most. But Shakespeare’s famous line about the ancient

Delphi: The Center of the Greek World

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Delphi was an important religious, social and cultural center in Ancient Greece. It was one of the few places where the Greeks came together; indeed, Delphi was crucial in their collective identity. This religious site played a critical role in Greek politics, which meant that a number of

The Exile of Ovid: Tragedy of a Great Poet

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ovid (43 BC-17/18 AD) is one of the great poets of Rome and indeed of the classical world. He is still studied and read to this day and his works, especially the Metamorphoses has consistently maintained its popularity. While he is remembered as a poet of love and

2020 Classics Challenge

Want to learn how Homer, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius and Greek Mythology can help you in practical ways? Take our free 10 day Classics Challenge to learn exactly how ancient wisdom can improve your modern life… Starting January 1, 2020! What is the classics challenge? It’s a great way to learn applicable ancient wisdom that has

Christmas: Its Origins in Ancient Greece and Rome

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The modern world owes so much to the Greeks and the Romans, they influenced how we live and our society in so many ways. For instance, now we think that Christmas is a very Christian festival, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, but in fact, the holiday was