Tag Archives: Education
by Brendan Heard, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom We love to learn about ancient Egypt today…but what did the Egyptians learn about? Was their education system at all like the ancient Greek education system? It is not possible for us today to know the complete details of Ancient Egyptian education, or to trace precisely its history.
Written by Alexandra Hudson, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom I recently visited the “Other Parthenon”—an exact replication of the Ancient Athenian Parthenon that was built in the early 1900s in Nashville, Tennessee. Like the original Parthenon, it was absolutely striking: At Civic Renaissance, a publication I curate, we regularly reflect on the way in which the
Written by Katherine Rundell, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In the disciplines of math and philosophy it is broadly accepted that we have the ancient Greeks to thank for them. From Aristotle to Pythagoras, these towering figures spent countless hours considering the deepest problems of their age, often coming up with new paradigms for them. Metaphysics,
Written by Meghan McKenna, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Sparta, home of Ancient Greece’s most brutal warriors, trained from their youths to become capable hoplites. It is an image that has become a staple of our thoughts when thinking about how Spartan society may have been. But is this the case or is this a force-fed
Written by Divya Gupta, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The first Olympic games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. Around 280 participants from 13 nations competed in 43 sporting games. Since 1994, the famous Game has been held separately as the Winter and Summer Olympics every two years. But did you know these modern games
What is an educated man? This a dear reader wrote in to ask us, and I feel it is an excellent question. One, I’d like to present to you, and to the wider Classics community. Of course the ancient Greeks and Romans had strong feelings on the subject. Many of the most famous schools in