What Was the Attitude of the Ancients Toward War?

How did the peoples of the ancient world regard war? Did they glory in it, or did they consider it a necessary evil. Did everyone in those days agree that “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori?” A bit of research would indicate that the attitude, at least of the educated ancients, was ambivalent to [...]

Quotes of the Day: On Wisdom

“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity, and the brute by instinct.”-Cicero “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”-Socrates “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”-Plato “What should a wise person do when given a blow? [...]

Quotes of the day: On Old Age

“As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.”-Cicero “Old age has deformities enough on its [...]