History on Fire
History on Fire
Jan 21, 2019
EPISODE 43 The Melian Dialogue (The Peloponnesian War and Morality in History)
Play • 2 hr 13 min

In the midst of The Peloponnesian War (431-401 BCE), the Athenians paid a visit to the inhabitants of the island of Melos and tried to make them an offer they couldn’t refuse. The dialogue that emerged from their negotiations is a classic in political philosophy, and raises fascinating questions about the nature of morality in history. In this episode, Darryl Cooper (from “The Martyrmade Podcast”) and I tackle them all, and leave no stones unturned.

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