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Petronius – one of the first novelists and a victim of Nero

Written by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Petronius was one of the world’s first novelists and an important cultural figure in his day. He was influential in the Rome of Nero, but this would ultimately lead to his death. Biography of Petronius The chief source for the life of this fascinating character is the

Do we need Police? The Ancient World of Policing…

It seems almost impossible to keep up! Each week comes with huge movements, unfolding events and new important questions to debate and philosophize. This time, it is the question of the ‘police’ – and whether or not we need them? The idea of the police is nothing new, though its form in the ancient world