Thucydides as Tragic Poet
By Justin D. Lyons, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Today we think of Thucydides as one of the first historians. YetRead more.
Eunapius: Historian, Teacher and Fearless Pagan
Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There are many remarkable figures in the history of Greece. Too often,Read more.
How Well Do You Listen? Plutarch and His Letter on Listening
Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Plutarch (AD46 – after AD 119) was a Platonic philosopher, essayist, biographer,Read more.
Xenophon: A Biography of the Historian, Poet and Military Strategist
By Eldar Balta, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Xenophon’s Early life Not much is known of Xenophon from his early years,Read more.
Thucydides Vs Herodotus: Which Historian Wins?
By Ben Potter There has been a great deal of focus on the differences between Herodotus and Thucydides. Both menRead more.
The Talented Mr. Polybius
By Ben Potter Polybius was born 200 BC in Megaopolis, Arcadia. A town both geographically and politically at the heartRead more.
Thucydides: Scientific Historian and Political Realist
By Ben Potter 424 BC: Seven raging years after the start of the Peloponnesian War. Seven years of Greek onRead more.
3 Historians Who Changed the World
By Francesca Leaf Over the centuries, civilizations have endeavored to preserve a record of their existence for future generations. ThisRead more.
Thucydides and 2000 Years of Political Realism
While I tend to enjoy my time reading obscure philosophy texts and various translations of Homeric epics, I simply can’tRead more.
Herodotus: Father of History or Father of Lies?
Insatiably curious, prone to whimsy, a talented writer, a slave to gossip, an innovator, a barbarian apologist, a cosmopolitan, aRead more.