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How Can History Help?

Like no doubt most of you, I’m absolutely devastated by the current events in the Ukraine. This feeling is only complicated by the fact that for the majority of my life, I’ve been an out and out Russophile.  I lived in Moscow in the early 2000s. I’ve been to 7 of the 15 former Soviet

Thucydides as Tragic Poet

By Justin D. Lyons, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Today we think of Thucydides as one of the first historians. Yet perhaps that word is a bit misleading, or at least doesn’t paint the full picture.   In his Poetics, Aristotle distinguishes the historian from the philosopher and the poet. History is not philosophic because it deals

The Evolution of Greek Art, Part 3: Greek Art Throughout History

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient Greek art and drama was pivotal in the development of artistic expression the world over. From the earliest Archaic Greeks to the masters of the Classical age, the Greeks have produced art that has inspired Western civilization for thousands of years. The Greeks established the foundational

The History of the Jews in the Ancient World

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom It is widely recognized that Jewish culture and thought has had a major impact on the world. The history of Jews in the ancient world is particularly important, especially in regards to religious development — their Monotheism was critical in the history of civilization.  Biblical sources and

Hesiod and Anaximander In Comparison

Written by Nicholaos Jones, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient Greek philosophy begins in Miletus, an illustrious Greek colony along the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea. Before the Milesian philosophers, however, there were the mythic poets. The history of ancient Greek philosophy is, in some sense, a history of breaking with the strategy these poets