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Ancient Philosophy: A Crash Course

1. Metaphysics Metaphysics is the very broad and very profound branch of ancient philosophy that attempts to makes sense of the universe around us. Metaphysics asks ‘what is the universe?’ What is it made of? How does it behave? And what about the universe makes toast always land butter side down? This was a subject

Plato’s Symposium: Always Change For Love

By Van Bryan So, that’s probably a strange thing to say, right? After all, the popular opinion today is that you shouldn’t change for love and that your spouse shouldn’t make you change. I am who I am and that’s all that I am! That certainly seems to be the mindset these days; at least

The Spirituality Of Seneca

 Before we go any further, you really ought to click here and read the thing so you have a grasp on what we are talking about. Go ahead, I’ll wait. … You back? Good! That wasn’t so bad. So, where to start? Perhaps it is important to note that Stoicism as a philosophy taught, above

Achilles (The Iliad)

Known From: The Iliad “If I return home to my dear native land, lost then is my glorious renown, yet shall my life long endure, neither shall the doom of death come soon upon me” -Achilles, From The Iliad The hero of The Iliad, Achilles is the central character and fiercest warrior in Homer’s epic. He is

Ancient Bickering: The American Founding Fathers and the Classics

By Spencer Klavan The American Founding Fathers knew a thing or two, and one of those things was how to read the Classics. By this I don’t mean that their Latin was good (it was), or that their knowledge of ancient history was infallible (it wasn’t). I mean that they didn’t use Classical writing the

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