Ars Politica - Ep14: Ancient Manliness part 2 - The Warrior and The Husbandman

Published on: 29th January, 2021

Two most noble arts for a man: war and husbandry (war and women) (soldiers/arms and residents/laborers)

  • Achilles gave up the latter to pursue the former
  • Odysseus gave up the former to pursue the latter

Husband and Wife: Patriarchal Partnership

  • Husband leads, earns, produces, commands, oversees
  • Wife spends, provides, adorns, manages (Proverbs 31 exemplifies this. Feminists take it wrongly; she was managing what her husband acquired. cf.: Ruth gained status as the wife of Boaz.)

Books referenced:

  • Xenophon's Economics
  • Homer's Odyssey and Iliad
  • Apollonius' Voyage of the Argo
  • The Goodman of Paris
  • Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
  • James M. McPherson's For Cause and Comrades
  • Rebekah Merkle's Eve In Exile
  • C.R. Wiley's The Household and the War for the Cosmos

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Stephen Wolfe

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Stephen Wolfe lives in Louisiana with his wife and four children. He has a PhD in political theory and writes on Reformed political theory and early American political thought.

Thomas Achord

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Thomas Achord lives in the rural South with his wife and four children. He has an M.Div. from Southern Seminary and is the headmaster of a Christian Classical school. He has published “The Soul And The City”, an anthology on political and moral thought.