The Rise and Fall of the Athenian Empire (part 1)
Those of you who are members of the Classical Wisdom Society know that this month we have been lookingRead more.
The Golden Rule
By Ben Potter All that glitters may not be gold, but that hasn’t stopped the shiny yellow stuff from beingRead more.
The Emperor, The Usurper, and The Stuck Eagle
By Francesca Leaf, Contributor from Noet, a Classical Wisdom Weekly Partner If we were to visit Rome in late JanuaryRead more.
The Battle of Carrhae
The year was 53 BC. It was the first of the battles between the Roman and Persian empires, and oneRead more.
The State of the Union is Tyrannical
Okay, okay, let’s not make a big deal out of this or anything. So yes, Plato believed that democratic governmentRead more.
Carthage: Always the bridesmaid
By Ben Potter What do Spain, Portugal, Malta, Gibraltar, Libya, Morocco, Italy and France have in common? Weather… perhaps. Food…Read more.
The Ages of Ancient Greece
By Ben Potter Archaic. Classical. Hellenistic. These terms are often (and quite naturally) conflated together under the generic heading ofRead more.
Inflating an Empire
By Ben Potter Imagine a world where Europe is united under a common banner, has shared interests, open markets and…Read more.
The root of the root of all evil?
By Ben Potter When we talk about money in the ancient world, we are talking about coins… or at theRead more.
The Assyrian War
By Cam Rea Northern Iraq, northeast Syria and southeastern Turkey, this was a region once known as Assyria. A nationRead more.