Ghost on the Throne The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire

When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual...

How to Die An Ancient Guide to the End of Life

"It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took his own...