Why is Everyone Suddenly Quoting Thucydides?
Publisher: American Greatness
Author: Victor David Hansen
Currently, the historian Thucydides is the object of debate among those within the Trump Administration and its critics, who, like scholars of the last three millennia, focus on lots of differing Thucydidean personas. Did Thucydides warn in deterministic
Novelizing Greek Myth
Publisher: The New Yorker
Author: Daniel Mendelsohn
Colm Tóibín’s “House of Names” tries to out-Euripides Euripides.
Even the ancient Greeks thought their best days were history
Author: Johanna Hanink
This May, Greece’s parliament passed yet another austerity bill in the hopes of securing more European debt relief. For nearly seven and a half years, creditors have held the country in an economic stranglehold. Along the way, they’ve offered a se...
Can an Ancient Greek Win America's Wars?
Author: Tobin Harshaw
A Q&A with Fred and Kimberly Kagan on the hottest book in the Trump inner circle: Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War."
Perspective | The good, the bad and the ugly aspects of Thucydides in the Trump administration
Publisher: Washington Post
Author: Daniel W. Drezner
The White House is interested in Thucydides. Uh-oh.
Steve Bannon Boasts About His Love of Thucydides for All the Wrong Reasons
Publisher: Slate Magazine
Author: Osita Nwanevu
Bannon was moved enough by the text, we are told, to begin using Sparta as a password.
Why the White House Is Reading Greek History
Publisher: Politico Magazine
Author: Michael Crowley
The Trump team is obsessing over Thucydides, the ancient historian who wrote a seminal tract on war.
Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks
Author: Dominic Frisby
Imagine a progressive tax – in other words, a tax that falls on those most able to pay; a tax that results in the rich paying – quite voluntarily – more than they are obliged, instead of trying to avoid it; a tax that's spent according to the wish...
The truth about the Amazons – the real Wonder Women
Publisher: The Conversation
Author: Marguerite Johnson
Since the epics of the Homeric poets, there have been tales of the mysterious, war-like Amazon women. The myth is likely based on the 'strong, free' women of the nomadic Scythian tribe.
The Device That Democratized the Foot Race
Publisher: The Atlantic
Author: Janelle Peters
Thanks to starting blocks, races were no longer won by who could dig the best foothold.