The Ancient Greek philosophers not only wrote about martial arts: they practiced them as well. What motivated them, and how did it fit into their worldview? Andreas Kinneging, Professor of Philosophy of Law at Leiden University helps us answer these questions.
Some of the greatest minds throughout history have been fighters. Why did they chose to write about their experience in the ring, and what effect did it have on their thinking? Writing and fighting have seemingly always worked hand in glove.
Boxing fans all have their favoured fighters. We follow them and cheer them on. Often they become stars transcending the sport itself. Contemporaries may think of the likes of Muhammad Ali and Tyson Fury. But even the Ancients had their pugilist heroes. This is the story of Diagoras of Rhodes.