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Do you find Ancient History still relevant to what we're experiencing in 2020?
- Old Man DirtLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
Not at the high school or lower level as it is now taught. But at the college level, yes. That is because at the college level some teachers go into how Greece (a democracy) became more or less a dictatorship. Rome also was a democracy for a while but it too became a dictatorship. Also history for those periods show how the loss of a middle class was part evidence that goes with a loss of freedoms and the fall of a society.
But lets face it not all teachers are equal and some are very good at pointing out things besides just names and dates. While others only seem to know names and dates.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Yes I do and oh, if only you knew.Source(s): Children of the Matrix
- Joseph BLv 58 months ago
Yes, and it is especially fascinating, and troubling, to contemplate that the Party of Lincoln has become the Party of Jefferson Davis.
- Mr. WizardLv 78 months ago
You can NEVER POSITIVELY PROGRESS FORWARD.....if you ALLOW HISTORY TO NEGATIVELY AFFECT YOU.
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- LLv 58 months ago
ABSOLUTELY! Even the Bible is full of information for today's issues.
- ClickmanLv 58 months ago
yes, but most people are not smart enough to learn from history thus repeat its mistake
most important lesson... giving up freedom for comfort is slavery but you fail to recognize it until it is too late
as well people who care about you often will drag you to said comfort and make you a fellow slave only to beg you to save them as the task master of tyranny violates them
- JeancommunicatesLv 78 months ago
Oh yes. For instance, ancient history taught us to quarantine and isolate from a spreading disease like Coronavirus. An Arizona woman who lost her 65 year old father blamed President Trump because she said he listened to the President. I listened to the President and I stayed at home. Where did her father get the virus?
- jijawmLv 58 months ago
The slide into decadence precedes the fall of the haughty and pretentious "intellectually and morally superior" who discard the wisdom distilled over thousands of years as "antiquated and quaint"
- Christin KLv 78 months ago
ALL history is relevant. It's too bad no one is being taught that this is true.
- 8 months ago
Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, all the same mistakes we are making now have been made before and they will end poorly
- ?Lv 78 months ago
Ancient History is extremely relevant to the modern era. If we take Rome as an example we can see how a patronage system contributed to the decline of the empire. Friends of the emperor were rewarded with governorships, placed in charge of administering food distribution, etc. Suitability for these posts were not taken into consideration. Many of the emperors like Elagabalus were only interested in serving their self interest and one of the results was the senators, rather than serving the state spent more of their time placating the emperor. Does this sound like what is happening in modern day Washington? This contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. One can also look at the role of the Circus and Colosseum. Games and races were presented as a distraction from the problems the society was facing. Sounds pretty familiar to the emphasis Trump is placing on having college football and other sports resume this fall. Then one can look at "trickle down" economics. It didn't work for the Romans, nor any society where this was tried so why should people think it works now? We could look at other ancient societies such as the Norse, Indian, Chinese and see how they dealt with their problems. If we don't know our history then we are condemned to repeat the same mistakes instead of learning from the past.