Tag Archives: Athens

The struggle for the means of reproduction

Recently read the sort of work of history I particularly enjoy–one that gets into how past societies and states actually worked. Edited by historians Walter Scheidel and Ian Morris, The Dynamics of Ancient Empires: State Power from Assyria to Byzantium has essays on the Neo-Assyrian, Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Roman and Eastern Roman (“Byzantine”) empires (the last […]

Anarchists: We blow up mild-mannered and inoffensive people so you don’t have to!

A suspected bomb has exploded at the Swiss embassy in the Greek capital Athens, a day after four parcel bombs were found in the city. Police said the device was thrown into a courtyard at the embassy and no casualties have been reported. Controlled explosions were also carried out on packages at the Bulgarian embassy […]