CWW: Ostracism in the Ancient World

March 23, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly — bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee.

While most modern politicians are guaranteed gainful employment after they’ve been ousted from office, politicians in the ancient world were not so lucky. A statesman who got on the wrong side of the voting citizens could find himself out of a home for ten long years. This was the unique practice of ostracism. Maybe we should consider a modern revival.

Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show.