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Shit I Learned In Macedonia

I was only in Macedonia for a couple of days but while I was there I came across one of the most entertaining tour guides I have ever met! 510 more words

Shit I Learned This Week

Chasing Alexander

Everyone knows of or has heard of Alexander. Or Iskandar as he is called in the East.

Alexander was the Macedonian King whose military exploits were the shining example of what human arrogance and achievement can accomplish. 1,405 more words

Brain Jolt: Empathy & Honesty Reconsidered

Three weeks ago, my new car took a smack to the righthand passenger side, thankfully empty. Totaled? Did it matter? A car is a thing. I walked away. 986 more words

Musings

Alexander is lowered into the sea

Revisited is a series in which writers look back on a work of art they first encountered long ago. Here, Kanishk Tharoor remembers an Islamic miniature painting. 1,156 more words

Kanishk Tharoor

Queer Classics: Funeral Games by Mary Renault

The final part of Mary Renault’s Alexander the Great trilogy, Funeral Games begins with Alexander’s death, and concerns the fallout that follows as his people vie for power, and to fill the huge void he leaves. 220 more words

Every two thousand three hundred and seventy three years.

Oh wow. Mercury, Venus and Saturn above the pyramids of Giza. Gorgeous photo. Heavy Egyptian vibes fill the room.

Of course, it’s too good to be true. 457 more words

Ancient History

Game of Successors, Part 2: Storming the Palace

When Meleager arrived at the infantry’s camp in Babylon after the council had decided upon Alexander the Great’s successor, he discovered that the troops had also been deliberating the succession issue. 1,126 more words

History