Machiavelli: Cruelty Well Used

February 21, 2017

One of the questions we might ask Machiavelli is how important is glory as opposed to power? In other words, how do we deal with […]


Education in the Renaissance

December 15, 2016

Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and who embodied the values of their society. What, exactly, was […]

Ancient Literature

Dante’s Paradise: The Sphere of Wisdom

December 14, 2016

On their journey through Paradise, Dante and Beatrice visit the fourth sphere—the so-called sphere of the Sun—and meet the wisest persons to ever live. But rather than […]