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Sucker Punch, Tacitus, atheism and Orwell

” If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

I don’t like quotes like these, because it feels like mindless repeating something that someone else has thought off and is probably quoted out of context anyway.. 1,407 more words

Stories Of The Real

Bread, Circuses & Bombs – Decline Of The American Empire

By: James_Quinn

In Part One of this article I discussed the similarities between the Roman Empire and the American Empire at a high level. In this article I’ll delve into some specific similarities and rhymes between the fall of the Roman Empire and our modern day empire of debt, decay and decline. 1,111 more words

Aldous Huxley

The Historicity of Pontius Pilate Part II

Last week we reviewed the works of Josephus, now we turn to Tacitus, a first century Roman senator and historian, likewise mentions Pilate, in his Annals, as the man who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus. 604 more words

Expanding the Liberty Canon: Tacitus on Barbarian Liberty

Cornelius Tacitus was a Roman senator and historian from the early Roman Empire. Some details of his life are oddly evasive given his high status in the Roman system and his fame as a writer. 2,297 more words

Liberty

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

Latin

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