Presidential candidate Ben Carson has made some unsupportable historical claims based on his religious convictions. Ginger Perales at NewHistorian offer a concise summary of the situation here: Carson’s Claims About Pyramids Storing Grain Dismissed
The ancient Greeks and Romans; for most of us, I’d guess that they don’t seem all that relevant to our daily lives.
However, Melissa Lane, professor of politics at Princeton, suggests they are more relevant than we might think in regards to what to do about the contemporary gap between the wealthy and the poor. You can find her op-ed at the New York Times here: An Ancient Civics Lesson – NYTimes.com.