Although an emotionally narrow and fanatical philosophy, Stoicism proved to have positive influences on human rights and equality in the 16th to 18th centuries.
Archives for January 2015
Mildenhall Treasure Discovery: Suffolk’s Spectacular Roman Silver
Found in a Suffolk field during World War Two, the Mildenhall Treasure is one of the most spectacular finds of late Roman silver ever discovered.
The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, During the American Civil War
The Battle of Franklin raged over the grounds of a small family farm, terrorizing its inhabitants and leaving piles of bodies from the close fighting.
Epicurean Hedonism: Pursue Pleasure but Beware of Desire
Epicurus believed the gods had no interest in human affairs and people should always pursue happiness, but to remember that dynamic sexual love was harmful.
An Eden in the Lake: the Abbot’s Little Garden
Abbot and scholar-gardener Strabo had his hortulus, his little garden, which he lovingly tended while at an island monastery. He even idealized the garden in a poem.