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Plotinus: Founder Of Neo-Platonism

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Plotinus (205-70 AD) was one of the most important philosophers of late antiquity. He is often called the founder of Neo-Platonism, an interpretation of the philosophy of Plato. Plotinus’ thought influenced many philosophers and was respected by Christian thinkers.  The Life of Plotinus There are few records

Hellenistic Greece: When the Greeks Ruled the World

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The ancient Greek world reached its apex in the Hellenistic era (323-146 BC). Dating from the death of Alexander to the rise of Rome, the period marked the decline of the city-state, the rise of empires, and great achievements in science, art and philosophy. The Early Years of

International Trade in the Ancient World

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisodm We are all aware of the great achievements of the Greeks and the Romans. However, they were also great traders and they helped to establish an international trade network that changed the world. The Early International Trade Network After the Bronze Age collapse caused by the invasions of