A Toast To The Ancients
By Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Wining and dining — and philosophizing — is the way the Ancients celebrated
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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, was
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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. They
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The Mysteries of The Orphics
By John Mancini, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Of the many belief systems circulating in archaic Greece, Orphism was perhaps the
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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 to
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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 it
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Ancient Worship in Modern Times?
By Caleb Strom, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Worship of the ancient pagan gods is on the rise in many parts
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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, the
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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 around
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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 colossal
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