Boxing in the Ancient Roman Empire

The earliest depictions of boxing as a formal sport can be traced back to Mesopotamia as early as the 3rd millennium BCE. By Michael Vivonia Introduction Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world that is still practiced today. Included in the original athletic contests of the Olympic Games, pugilism orboxing was well known and[…]

Ancient Greek Boxing Legends and History

According to the Iliad, Mycenaean warriors included boxing among their competitions honoring the fallen. Introduction Ancient Greek boxing dates back to at least the 8th century BC (Homer’s Iliad), and was practiced in a variety of social contexts in different Greek city-states. Most extant sources about ancient Greek boxing are fragmentary or legendary, making it difficult to reconstruct[…]

‘Oneness’ and Duality: Melissus and the Philosophy of Monism in Ancient Greece

Melissus echoes Parmenides by objecting to a pluralistic view of reality essentially based on perception. By Daniel CostasEducator and WriterUniversity of Qatar Introduction Melissus of Samos (5th century BCE) was a Greek philosopher from the island of Samos near the modern-day coast of Turkey. He advocated the philosophical doctrine known as monism, suggesting that reality is single and unchanging. While[…]

Being Whole: The Philosophy of Hedonism since the Ancient World

Pleasure plays a central role in all forms of hedonism. It refers to experience that feels good, that involves the enjoyment of something. Introduction Hedonism refers to a family of theories, all of which have in common that pleasure plays a central role in them. Psychological or motivational hedonism claims that our behavior is determined by desires to increase pleasure and to[…]

The Impact of Online Dating on the Latino Community

Since going online to search for potential partners became a thing in the mid-1990s, the number of websites available to enthusiastic singles has exploded. There are generic dating services, while others focus on specific desires. If you happen to be seeking Latinos for a relationship, you can choose vast amount of platforms that are out[…]