Socrates is considered the "Father of Western Philosophy," but perhaps that honorific should go to Plato.
This short story is a fictional account of two very real people — Anaximander and Anaximenes, two ancient Greeks who tried to make sense of the universe.
The ancient Greeks were obsessed with geometry, which may have formed the basis of their philosophical cosmology.
Why saying, "I don't know," might be the best thing you can do.
Pythagoras may have believed that the entire cosmos was constructed out of right triangles.
Hippocrates overturned conventional wisdom and invented modern medicine.
Diogenes was no doubt odd, but Cynicism might just help our overcrowded lives.
Through calculated use of gossip, women, non-citizens, or slaves wielded a potent weapon against those who wronged them.
"The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think," Albert Einstein said. So go back to school, Ivy League style.
What made the Golden Age of Greece, and Western Civilization, possible? One author says "free trade".