We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did. In The Hemlock Cup, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes gives Socrates the biography he deserves, painstakingly piecing together Socrates' life and using fresh evidence to get closer to the man who asked 'how should we live?' - a question as relevant now as it has ever been.
Because of her double marriage to the Greek King Menelaus and the Trojan Prince Paris, Helen was held responsible for both the Trojan War and enduring enmity between East and West. Helen of Sparta, the focus of a cult which conflated Helen the heroine with a pre-Greek fertility goddess;
2018 marked the centenary not only of the Armistice but also of women gaining the vote. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by exploring how the War gave female scientists, doctors, and engineers unprecedented opportunities to undertake endeavours normally reserved for men.
Deals with the applicability of the artistic classifications of romanticism and classicism to philosophical doctrine. This title examines three particular theses associated with philosophical romanticism.
A critical history of the Conservative Party that analyses the often-conflicting ideas held by leading figures within the party over recent years. Oliver Letwin is a former Cabinet minister, responsible for formulating and implementing policy during David Cameron's two governments.