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The 10 Best Books On Ancient Politics

Written by Frank Hamilton, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Every student of political history recognizes the role of ancient Greek and Roman societies in shaping modern political thought. Democracy was first developed in ancient Greece, while the Roman empire developed the political concept of a republic. Both political ideas are still important today. As ancient Greece influenced Rome, ancient

The Influence of Ancient Politics on Modern Political Systems

Written by Michael C. Anderson, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Most people believe ancient political systems have had a minimal effect on politics of the modern and postmodern world. The common belief is that the ancient world was largely barbarian with human rights virtually non-existent, so history from that time must be discounted. Is this a

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

#CancelCulture: Lessons from the Ancient World

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Sometimes, late at night when we can hear the ocean outside our window, we wonder what the ancients would think of us… Would they be proud? Amused? Perplexed? Surely, we imagine, we won’t repeat ALL the mistakes of our classical forebearers. Somebody must have read Aristotle, Cicero,

Man: The Political Animal

Written by David Hooker, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Tragic Road to Tyranny  Imagine your leader is a brilliant and bold military genius who, through multiple conquests, has expanded the borders of your country by orders of magnitude.  He does it because he and some of your leaders have ambitions of empire, need of new

Do you need to be Good to be a Good leader?

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” I find myself quoting Pericles quite often these days… Not only because the above sentence is so repeatedly (and tragically) apt, but it also goes to show that many elements of human nature haven’t changed at