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Achieving Your Goals: Advice from the Ancients

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “If a thing is humanly possible, consider it within your reach” –Marcus Aurelius In early April around 4,000 years ago, the Babylonians held civilization’s first-recorded New Year celebration. To the ancient Babylonians, New Year’s resolutions and traditions were extrinsically motivated. During the 12-day new year festival, new

The 10 Best Books On Ancient Politics

Written by Frank Hamilton, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Every student of political history recognizes the role of ancient Greek and Roman societies in shaping modern political thought. Democracy was first developed in ancient Greece, while the Roman empire developed the political concept of a republic. Both political ideas are still important today. As ancient Greece influenced Rome, ancient

Greek Inventions That Changed the World for Good

Written by Marques Coleman, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom We live in a fast-paced world where new technologies emerge every day. For many of us, it’s hard to believe that some of the things (and concepts) that we use today were invented by Greeks many centuries ago. Let’s take a look at the list of top