A Toast To The Ancients
By Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Wining and dining — and philosophizing — is the way the Ancients celebratedRead more.
The Brutality of Citizen Wives
By Mary E. Naples, M.A. Thesmophoria, the feminine fertility festival, dedicated to the Goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, wasRead more.
Suicide: A Hero’s way out?
By Ben Potter, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The debt we owe to the Ancients is almost impossible to measure. TheyRead more.
The Mysteries of The Orphics
By John Mancini, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Of the many belief systems circulating in archaic Greece, Orphism was perhaps theRead more.
The Oracle of Delphi: More than a legend
By Mónica Correa, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Centuries ago, from every corner of the Mediterranean, people traveled to Greece toRead more.
Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December?
By April Holloway, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th? The popular answer is that itRead more.
Ancient Worship in Modern Times?
By Caleb Strom, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Worship of the ancient pagan gods is on the rise in many partsRead more.
Demeter’s Daughters: Women of the Thesmophoria
By Mary E. Naples, M.A. In the indigo light of the early morning, wearing white robes and carrying torches, theRead more.
Alcoholism in the Greco-Roman World
By Dale Vernor, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Binge drinking is nothing new. Gilgamesh, the semi-mythic Mesopotamian king who lived aroundRead more.
The tainted glory of the gladiator
By Ben Potter The sun rises high over Rome’s Amphitheatrum Flavium, the mightiest arena in the world. Only the colossalRead more.