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Corruption in the Classical World

Written by Ronan McLaverty-Head, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The barbs traded between Demosthenes and Aeschines in 4th century BC Athens would not be out of place on cable news today. After their attempt to draw up a treaty between Athens and Philip of Macedon, Demosthenes and Aeschines fell out spectacularly. Demosthenes accused Aeschines of corruption of

10 Ancient Lessons for Modern Society

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom 1. Community is Crucial Loneliness is at record levels in the modern world. Due to technology, face-to-face socialization has steadily declined over the past 20 years. Loneliness was not likely a problem in ancient societies. Families rarely left their home village and there were no smartphones. Studies