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The Myth of Tantalus, The Disaster of Democracy, and Unearthing Alexander the Great's Family
Dear Classical Wisdom Reader,
Happy Daylight Savings! Did you know it was none other than Benjamin Franklin who suggested (jokingly) that we should change the clocks? In a satirical letter to the editor of The Journal of Paris, Franklin suggested that waking up earlier in the summer would economize on candle usage; and calculated considerable savings.
As for the Ancient world, this week we asked, What makes you YOU - a look at the famous paradox of Theseus’ ship, we released last week’s panel discussion on dealing with death, and took a look at Plato’s dire prediction on the fate of Democracy. We also ended the week with a chipper piece on Crime and Punishment.
Just kidding, there’s nothing uplifting about the myth of Tantalus.
I keep saying I’ll post more happy articles… keep meaning to do that still.
For members, we unearthed the dead with a look at the archeological discovery in Northern Greece, including a webinar with the author.
AND we sent out the Member’s only invites for joining our Roundtable Discussion on the Allegory of the Cave… taking place THIS Thursday at 5pm EST.
In fact, if you aren’t a Member yet, but would like to join the conversation, you can still do so! Just choose the right subscription for you:
For those of you up north in the US, enjoy your extra hour!
All the best,
Founder and Director