Empurias: Welcome to Graeco-Roman Hispania. 

Where are the best places to see Greek and Roman ruins? An obvious answer may be to say in Greece and Rome themselves, yet both civilisations colonised and conquered widely around the Mediterranean Sea. Spain, in particular, has many well preserved archaeological sights and one of the most beautiful is to be found on the…

Whose culture is it anyway?

Francis Fukuyama (2018), writing recently about what comes after his much hyped “End of History” concluded: Identity politics. His End of History, it seems, was neither a final Hegelian synthesis nor any Johnian Αποκάλυψις, but merely the end of the big ideological squabbles that have plagued us down through the ages and the start of…

How to Develop a Classical Hexis.

The past is mysterious to us. We are cut off from it without any direct access. We can investigate it by different means, yet any exact experience of it remains beyond us. It is therefore easy to glorify, with the common notions that things were better in the past or at least simpler. This misses…