Gunther Heilbrunn is a retired classicist living in Pittsburgh, PA.
There are good reasons for the widespread impression, in antiquity as well as modernity, that Sparta was in fact an oligarchy.
Cato's role in republican politics both ancient and modern should not be minimized.
There can be no denying that esotericism flourished at certain times. But Arthur Melzer’s new book, far from proving his case, has weakened it by the careless way he deals with his sources.
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