FT letters on the financial crisis and Roman parallels

This month the Financial Times (I recently heard someone describe it as the UK’s only reliable newspaper) has published three letters which Classics teachers may find interesting.

The first was from Prof David Potter of Ann Arbor on the problems facing Vespasian on his accession.

The second, from Andrew Morrison of King’s Lynn, blames Tiberius for a ‘catastrophic financial downturn’.

The third, from Prof Gautam Pingle of Hyderabad, quotes a book by Charles Beard in which he wrote about the fortunes of ancient Rome: “With many weak minds the theme has become a disease”.

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