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Scythed Chariots

As I write a section of the chapter of my dissertation on Greek literature, I have been thinking about how that literature drives ideas about the Achaemenids along certain channels. 1,486 more words

Ancient

Screw: The Ties of Heft and Simplicity

This is a remix of Jace Clayton’s wonderful article “Curiosity Slowdown”: using bits from his article interspersed with thoughts…

Robert Earl Davis Jr. died at 29 from an overdose of cough syrup. 443 more words

Keep Watch Over My Lips

Today is Thursday, December 8, 2016. Seventeen days until Christmas!

Quote of the Day

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” – Alexander the Great… 627 more words

Devotions

Alexander the Great Quest for Immortality

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) is known as the conqueror of much of the ancient world. By the time of his early death at the age of 32, he had won territories from Egypt to India and made a lasting name for himself as a brilliant military commander and strategist. 435 more words

History

In the Giant's Shadow

In June 323BC, Alexander the Great lay fatally ill in the Palace of Babylon. His companions were distraught. His only legitimate son was still in his mother’s womb. 592 more words

Opinion

It's All Greek to Me

Let’s talk Greek.  Women could not be citizens, vote, or own property.  They weren’t even important enough to be included in the census counts.  Lower class women could be sold by their male relatives to other men as slaves.  216 more words

Art

Celebrating the life of our deceased parents

By Fr. JOHN VERNIL LOPEZ, SDB
25 November 2016
Death Anniversary of Venerable Margaret Occhiena

“Rejoice and be glad for your reward will be great in heaven.”

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Reflections