Ancient Greece : Index

Temple of Zeus at Nemea

Lessons of the Past

Boris Johnson has spoken of the contribution a knowledge of the classics can make to understanding our own times. In the modern political world — as in the ancient — the same theme is played out again and again … with the same characters : political leaders that let power go to their heads and then pay the price (although that price is oft paid in larger measure by those they lead). It’s not all bad news, however, for Greek history is also full of inspirational stories.

We have posted a series of articles on the ancient world — from a look at Athens in the Archaic Age (seventh and sixth centuries b.c.) to our own Age of Pericles — and hope they will prove interesting.


  1. The Archaic Age : emerging from the Dark Age
  2. Phidippides : the first Marathon run
  3. Themistocles and the Fleet of Triremes
  4. The Oracle at Delphi
  5. Ostracism : a useful tool we seem to have lost
  6. The Age of Pericles

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2 thoughts on “Ancient Greece : Index”

  1. We do need to learn lessons of the past and these posts are a great educaiton. Lets hope that the Labour government will be a lesson in the past soon too.

    Yay Tories

  2. Someone’s posted an interesting article on the forum [Ed: inappropriate and off-topic]

    What does Boris Johnson say to this?

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