Words to Live By

Menander (Μένανδρος), one of ancient Greece’s greatest dramatists. Since I mentioned him in my last post, here’s one of my favorite zingers from Menander. ἄλυπον ἄξεις τὸν βίον χωρἰς γάμου. You said it brother!

Alexandrian Academia

A map of ancient Alexandria. Concerning the intellectual culture of ancient Alexandria, Peter Green wryly observes the following. Timon of Philus, a bitter lampoonist . . . wrote of Ptolemy’s Alexandrian think tank: “In the polyglot land of Egypt many now find pasturage as endowed scribblers, endlessly quarreling in the Muses’ birdcage.” . . . … Read more

The Early Christians Were Communists! (Literally!)

Comrade Peter is seen here holding the keys to the State Wealth Re-Distribution Center (Acts 4:37) In Acts 4:32 we read of the early Christians, “Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in … Read more