The Helots: Slave Warriors of Ancient Sparta
By Ḏḥwty, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins The ancient Greek city-state of Sparta had a social hierarchy that was different fromRead more.
After 300: The Posthumous Vengeance of King Leonidas of Sparta
By Riley Winters, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Mythologically descended from the hero Herakles, the Agiad dynasty of ancient Sparta reignedRead more.
The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals: Athens’ Last Stand
The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals: The Sicilian Expedition can be found HERE. The year is 413 BCRead more.
The Peloponnesian War – The Sicilian Expedition
The Sicilian Expedition To read the previous segment on the Peloponnesian War, Click HERE. When we left off last week,Read more.
The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals – Part Two
To Read Part One, Click here: https://classicalwisdom.com/the-peloponnesian-war-summary-part-one/ The entirety of the Peloponnesian war is broken into two parts, punctuated byRead more.
The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals – Part One
You couldn’t imagine two cities less alike. Athens was a powerful democracy where citizens spent their days reclining and discussingRead more.
Nothing More Demoralizing
By Ben Potter and Van Bryan “Money…there’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.” So says the 5th-century GreekRead more.
How important is the health of a ruler?
The classical age was rife with plague and disease. After all, the ancient world very often chalked up illnesses toRead more.
The (ancient) Building Boom
We haven’t lived in the city long enough to become nostalgic for the town that it once was. We can’tRead more.
We’re building a wall…and Sparta’s going to pay for it!
We’ve discussed The Donald in these pages before. Almost every time we’ve come back from the ordeal beaten and bloodiedRead more.