the ancients

Marriage is becoming more like it was before Christianity

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The Christian church ordained that marriage, a sacrament imparting divine grace, was for life. In 1857, the state enacted its…

Boris Johnson and the art of rhetoric

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Boris the rhetorician is in full voice at the moment, delighting his followers and infuriating his enemies. But is this…

How Seneca got to sleep

9 April 2016 9:00 am

As if we did not have enough to cause us sleepless nights, the Royal Society for Public Health has demanded…