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Its rather odd. A warehouse can thrive for many years, and then it is suddenly abandoned, just leaving an empty shell. In like manner, the same can be true of a regular house, like the one in the picture here, which is a only a couple of blocks away from my home. 706 more words

Same, same, not different – The empires of Rome and modern US/UK/Israel.

It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior.
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Sabine outpost of empire
prosperous socium
subject to caesars
wealthy with wines
and exquisite fertility
art not the least
of its fruits
ripe in hedonist skins… 90 more words


The More Laws, the More Corruption

Laws are enacted in our present civilised society virtually every day; some days many laws are enacted, too many for anyone to read. It has become virtually impossible for a citizen to understand all the relevant laws that might apply to his or her conduct, transactions, habits and behaviour. 258 more words

Climate Change

Tacitus' "Agricola"

To bequeath to posterity a record of the deeds and characters of distinguished men is an ancient practice which even the present age, careless as it is of its own sons, has not abandoned whenever some great and conspicuous excellence has conquered and risen superior to that failing, common to petty and to great states, blindness and hostility to goodness. 11,749 more words

Conclusions on the Historicity of Jesus

I began this article with the question: Did Jesus exist? In accordance with the definition of   historicity which deals with the issue of analyzing historical record to determine whether Jesus, as a person, existed, we looked at a number of historical records, but apart from the Gospels and other writings of the New Testament. 772 more words


The Uses and Abuses of History: Tacitus' Germania

Interesting history and impact of the work of the Roman Tacitus on Germans:

Tacitus wasn’t a satirist himself, but in the Germania he was working one of Western moralism’s most enduring tropes: contrasting the noble savage beyond the border with the decadent civilized man within.

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