Onesicritus, the historian whom Alexander the Great sent to learn the secrets of the yogis

Astypalaia is a small island in the Greek Dodecanese, possibly a colony of Megara, where around 360 B.C. Onesicritus, a…

How Aristotle’s personal library arrived in Rome, almost 300 years after his death

Throughout history, books have been a highly prized commodity. Their trade goes back many centuries to the invention of materials…