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Portonaccio Sarcophagus

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus in the Palazzo Massimo is a large stone sarcophagus with a magnificent relief depicting a battle between Roman soldiers and barbarians. It is rare to know very many historical details about ancient art, but in this case we are lucky. 943 more words

Tacitus, Dialogus de Oratoribus 21 (On the Poetry of Brutus, Caesar, and Cicero)

“We may grant to Caesar that he achieved less in the way of eloquence than his divine genius would have demanded, largely due to the greatness of his thoughts and occupations. 187 more words


Non-Biblical Sources On Jesus And His Followers

I’ve been caught up in the Apologetics blogosphere lately. I was going to write a politics post yesterday, but I decided against it. Maybe Ill do one next week if I feel up to it. 787 more words

Is there evidence for the historical Jesus?

This week I read in the Daily Mail that writer Michael Paulkovich claimed that there is little evidence for a person known as Jesus existing in history. 303 more words

Booknote : The Founders viewed Tacitus as unparalleled

Tacitus had no equal to the Founders. Gordon’s editions (see
below) were popular.

I give to my son, when he shall arrive to the age of fifteen years, Algeron Sidney’s works – John Locke’s works, – Lord Bacon’s works, – Gordon’s Tacitus, – and Cato’s Letters.

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A little historical perspective about the "intolerance" of Christians.

The situation in US is more like the first century now then it ever has been in my lifetime. Christians have been considered “intolerant haters… 216 more words

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