Our current turn towards ancient Greece touches on a fundamental nerve in modern society.
A possible “Grexit” would be more likely to lower rather than raise the political incentives for other European governments to follow.
Like Diogenes the Cynic, Greece's Syriza government have been intransigent in negotiations with powers stronger than them.
In order for Greece to move forward, Tsipras' government needs to take the opportunity being offered it and accept the political cost.
The euro will not survive unless Europe ends the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Greece.
Much of the focus on Greece has been on how to deal with its debt. Yet the debt will not be tackled simply through cutting public spending.
Greece has undergone significant reforms in the last five years. A look at the effects on the country shows why Syriza's rejection of further austerity is not unreasonable.
Nobody will gain anything from prolonging the current stand-off; it is time for all parties to contribute towards a pragmatic agreement.
A call to break with the leadership of Greece's ruling party has highlighted the futility of debt-led austerity and the burden it places on people on the wrong side of a banker's bad bet.
Why the Greek debt crisis shouldn't be viewed as a conflict between different countries, but one between workers across Europe and big business.
Greece has met its latest debt deadline, but if the country is to stave off Grexit, it's time to deal with the country's liquidity.
The prosecution of 69 members of Greece's extreme right political party must be constitutional, fair and conducted in the full glare of public attention.
Syriza came to power promising to renegotiate Greece's relationship with the EU. The fallout of their attempts to do so is a lesson for a UK that would try to do the same.
Persistent misconceptions over the nature of the Greek bail-out play a subtle but key role in sustaining a damaging mythology – and preventing a viable treatment of the crisis.
As Greece wastes time seeking war repatriations to help cover its debts, a better solution would be debt forgiveness - with conditions.
The advocates (and beneficiaries) of austerity are succeeding in cornering the country worst hit by the euro crisis.
Yanis Varoufakis was supposed to have an academic advantage in tangled talks with the Troika. But politics can mess with the most careful plans.
Nick Clegg reckons Britain could have gone the way of its struggling European neighbour but for the coalition's cuts. But does the claim stand up?
The reforms required by Greece's bailout package are crucial to reviving its economy but politics could get in the way.
Having secured a temporary debt deal, Greece must now come clean on the economic reforms it plans to get the country back on track.