history

Founders of democracy unsung | Part 3: Lack of historical recognition

Cleisthenes and Thrasybulus played important roles in the independence of Athens, and its existence as a democracy. Yet their roles were downplayed by succeeding generations. Athens indeed spun the murder of the tyrant Hipparchus by a pair of disgruntled lovers into a fight against tyranny, but neglected Cleisthenes’ place in the true origins of the democracy. The citizens of the polis welcomed the freedom and democracy restored by Thrasybulus, but… Read more

CHS Online Open House | Song of Moses, Song of Deuteronomy, with Keith Stone

We are pleased to welcome back Keith Stone as guest for a discussion about the textual development of the biblical book of Deuteronomy, which will take place on Thursday, October 18th, at 11 a.m. EDT. The "Song of Moses", usually considered as a late addition, displays themes and locutions that are strikingly and organically reflected among what are usually considered to be the earliest parts of Deuteronomy. Read more

The Classic Ship | Part 2: The Battle of Artemision

The Greeks had prepared themselves for the Persian invasion by forming the Hellenic League. Sparta and Athens took a leading role in joining together 70 of the 700 city-states, many of which were still technically at war with each other. They were planning to stop the Persians that came by land at the narrow pass of Thermopylae. To prevent the Persians bypassing Thermopylae by sea, the Athenian and Allied navies… Read more