FDR and the First New Deal

Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law, August 14, 1935 / Wikimedia Commons Roosevelt began his administration with a broad, if not specific, strategy in mind. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.28.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Much like a surgeon assessing the condition of an emergency room patient, Roosevelt began his administration with[…]

Rationality and Irrationality in the Ancient Greek Law of Procedure

A representation of Draco at the library of the Supreme Court of the United States / Photo by the Draconian Society, Wikimedia Commons Exploring rational and irrational procedural methods in Greek adjudication in archaic times. By Dr. Gerhard Thür Professor Emeritus of Roman Law Austrian Academy of Sciences Abstract The paper deals with what today[…]

Precipitating a Republic’s End: Cicero and the Catiline Conspiracy

A fresco by Cesare Maccari (1840-1919 CE) depicting Roman senator Cicero (106-43 BCE) denouncing the conspirator Catiline in the Roman senate. (Palazzo Madama, Rome) / Wikimedia Commons One man would rise amidst the disorder of civil war, at least in his mind, to save it. By Donald L. Wasson / 02.03.2016 Professor of Ancient/Medieval History Lincoln[…]

A History of Phoenician Civilization

Phoenician ship Carved on the face of a sarcophagus, 2nd century CE / NMB, Wikimedia Commons Although overshadowed by the legacy of Greece and of Rome, the Phoenicians opened up trade and commerce and communication on a grand scale. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.28.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Phoenicia was an ancient civilization[…]