In this post we present two very interesting excerpts from Pindar, the lyric poet.Continue reading “The island of Rhodes was once underwater, millions of years ago. The ancient Greeks knew it! How?”
That all existing things are subject to decay and change is a truth that scarcely needs proof; for the course of nature is sufficient to force this conviction on us. Continue reading “Polybius on the decay of states”
Many leading concepts in modern neuroscience find their origin in the speculation of ancient Greek philosophers and physicians. Continue reading “Greek philosophy and the birth of neuroscience”
In this post we present and anayze an excerpt from Homer’s Odyssey.
Continue reading “Homer on the importance of Family (the House)”
Lycurgus had perfectly well understood that all the above changes take place necessarily and naturally, and had taken into consideration that every variety of constitution which is simple and formed on one principle is precarious, as it is soon perverted into the corrupt form which is proper to it and naturally follows on it. Continue reading “The constitution of Lycurgus”
In the case of those Greek states which have often risen to greatness and have often experienced a complete change of fortune, it is an easy matter both to describe their past and to pronounce as to their future. Continue reading “The cycle of political revolution – Polybius’ timeless political thinking”