Sep 16, 2022Liked by Classical Wisdom

"Emperor Gallienus, over friendly games of chess with the philosopher, agreed to let Plotinus build a second city near Rome, based on Plato’s Republic, to be called Platonopolis (seven hundred years after Plato’s death)."

I have a question '?:' The chess game originated in the 7th century CE in India, were the greeks already exploring the Indian continent at that time? How did the Greeks adopted the chess game?

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Sep 15, 2022Liked by Classical Wisdom

Allarichus a barbarian warlord was able to sack Rome and the city never recovered.

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