Chris Mackie



Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey
6 Sep 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags:
The quest of Odysseus is built on the power of his love for home and family.


Guide to the classics: Homer’s Iliad
3 Aug 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ancient Greece, Homer, war
Alexander the Great slept with a dagger and a copy of the Iliad under his pillow


Lessons from democratic Athens: the art of exiling your enemies
24 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: ancient Greece, Athens, democracy, ostracism
The ancient Greeks had a unique way of dealing with disruptive politicians.


Can we learn from Thucydides’ writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?
25 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Donald Trump, history of ideas
Cleon, remarkable for the violence of his character, set the pattern for future demagogues.


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