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Memento Mori in the Ancient World

Written by Titus, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Almost every civilization and religion has been conscious of the inevitability of death. While it may sound terrifying, it is an eventual reality. No one comes out of life alive. Memento mori is a Latin phrase that roughly translates as “remember that you die.” It originated in the

Broken Down by Force: On Seneca and the Power of His Word

Written by Mariami Shanshashvili, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Not many historical events in the annals of our civilization are so universally well-known that they need no introduction. The death of Socrates is one such momentous event. An unfading scene firmly entrenched in all our minds; for most of us, dictated by the iconic painting of Jacques-Louis