Coming Soon: The Delphic Maxims

The Delphic Maxims were a set of 147 pithy sayings that more or less encapsulated ancient Greek wisdom. The sayings were carved into the pillars surrounding the Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle was an ancient source of prophecy and counsel. Likewise, the Maxims come down to us form the ancients as advice that can still … Continue reading Coming Soon: The Delphic Maxims

Lessons on Diet from the Ancients

I had an unusual experience recently in the waiting room of a hospital. Three people sitting across from me were discussing a program airing on the TV. I couldn’t see it on account of a column between us, but I gathered from the conversation it was a gourmet cooking show. They oohed and ahhed for … Continue reading Lessons on Diet from the Ancients