The plays of Euripides confront us with sophisticated moral problems and subtle characterization that advance even on Æschylus and Sophocles.
St. Thomas à Kempis’ “Imitation of Christ” is one of the most influential religious works in history, crossing denominational and even religious lines.
The wheel of fortune, the problem of evil, and the mystery of divine foreknowledge are famous problems; Boethius, in a forgotten book, addressed them all.
The techniques of persuasion have been so habitually separated from logic and wisdom, it’s assumed that rhetoric is persuasion through bad reasons for bad purposes. But in truth, the art of persuasion is as necessary for good arguments as it is for bad ones.