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Ancient Athens

Football and Ancient Greek Tragedy

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

In many ways, football functions similarly to ancient Greek tragedy. Such a claim may sound fanciful at first, but upon closer reflection, it helps ex...

Football and Ancient Athens

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

By embracing a culture of innovation, demanding a sound mind in a sound body and accepting the challenges and dangers of annual war-like campaigns, the modern NFL comes close to exemplifying the spirit of ancient Athens.

2,500 Years Later, Political Lessons From Marathon

Asher Smith | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

If history teaches us anything it is that, though our knowledge base and our capacity for empathy has grown exponentially, human nature remains largely unchanged over even great lengths of time.

The Ties That Bind Soldiers and Citizens

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

Exactly 2,500 years ago this year, a war was fought that made the world safe for democracy. It's a fitting tale for Memorial Day, for it reminds us of the eternal debt we owe our warriors.