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Classical Ethics – Part Two

By Brendan M.P. Heard, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Read Classical Ethics – Part One Here The maxim, know thyself, inscribed over the opening to the very ancient Temple of Apollo at Delphi, was a traditional credo of much speculation. This call to know thyself is inextricably tied to Socrates’ belief that “the unexamined life is

The Oracle of Delphi: More than a legend

By Mónica Correa, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Centuries ago, from every corner of the Mediterranean, people traveled to Greece to get answers about their life and future by the Oracle of Delphi. It was there that the god Apollo, through different women named Pythia chosen by local priests, sent his messages to those who needed

The Cave of Nightmares

By Francesca Leaf, Contributor from Noet, a Classical Wisdom Weekly Partner – Learn more about Noet Here! In ancient Greece, oracles held sway over important life decisions. People visited the shrines to receive counsel on everything from difficult religious questions and the healing of ailments, to determining if they should wage war on a neighboring