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THE NEW ALEXANDER – ALEXANDER the TSIPRAS: HOW TO CUT GREECE’S NOSE OFF TO SPITE YOUR PARTNERS

Desperately Seeking Alexander the Great.

The EU and Greece have tied themselves up in an insoluble Gordian Knot. No one can untangle it without fear and loathing all around: fear of damage and loathing for one another. 179 more words

EU

Two Perspectives on the Astronomical Diary for Gaugamela, Part 1: Background

It is notorious that few stories about Alexander the Great written during his lifetime survive. The embroidered narratives by Greek and Latin writers which form the basis of most modern accounts were written 300 to 500 years later. 1,001 more words

Ancient

The tomb of Philip II at Vergina

Caption: Hades abducting Persephone, fresco in the small royal tomb at Vergina (with acknowledgement to Le Musée absolu, Phaidon, 10-2012)

This fresco is from the small temple to Philip II at Vergina and is very similar to the one found recently at Amphipolis. 762 more words

Greece

This Day In (My) History

According to an old journal, fifteen years ago today I was in Turkey…

June 25
Sunday
Istanbul-Cappadoccia

I’m in seat 34 and already seven minutes late.

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Writing

REVIEW: Alexander the Great by Richard Stoneman

(4/5 stars ****)

I picked this off my book shelf when I was sorting out my bookshelves in my bedroom, and took it to work with me the following day. 165 more words

Reviews

Campaigns of the mind and soul

A student of Aristotle.

Science tells us how the world works but cannot say anything remotely comprehensible about why we exist.

Many have read not a sentence written by Charles Darwin yet maintain that Darwinism has clinched the atheist argument. 385 more words

The Problems Of The Middle Ages: The Age Of Wickedness

“What was Hitler’s age, when he planned operation Barbarossa? When he invaded Poland? When he moved to change his sick fantasy world into an actual world? 252 more words

Political