Ancient Greeks: Plutarch on Ailing Republics
An imbalance between rich and poor
is the oldest and most fatal ailment
of all republics.
“Plutarch, (born c. 45-50 bce—died c. 120-125 bce), was a Greek writer and philosopher. A prodigious and hugely influential writer, he is now most famous for his biographical works in his Parallel Lives which present an entertaining history of some of the most significant figures from antiquity.” ~ Ancient History Encyclopedia
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Human nature has not changed over the millennia.
The greed-need that leads to economic inequality is both a problem in the political sphere and a roadblock in our spiritual growth. In either situation, greed destroys peace.
The question is, do we learn from history?
Ancient Greek Wisdom