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Bacon: Ye must be born again

No one has yet been found so firm of mind and purpose as resolutely to compel himself to sweep away all theories and common notions, and to apply the understanding, thus made fair and even, to a fresh examination of particulars. 270 more words

The Gay Science

Into the Lion's Den

Ed. Note: I apologize for the delay in creating a new post. Advanced Placement exams begin next week, so things have been pretty crazy at school. 662 more words

History

The Ouroboros Nature of Equanimity in Stoicism

By: Fernanda Graciolli

The main body of literature on Stoicism that exists today centers around the ethical principles which arose from the philosophy’s somewhat mysterious theoretical basis. 1,212 more words

Stoicism

Saffron: the world’s most expensive spice (Part 2)

by Jemma

This two-part blog post has looked at Crocus sativus, also known as saffron. Part 1 focused on the plant’s history in Europe ( 831 more words

Specimen Of The Day

Alexander's Sacrifice

When writing The Lost Book of Alexander the Great I was struck by how often Alexander performed sacrifices. In fact, there was every indication that he performed them daily. 452 more words

History

THE HOPLITE PHALANX IN COMBAT (HOPLITE TACTICS)

A reenactment of the phase of ‘othismos’ during a hoplite conflict, from the Spanish Historical Association Athena Promachos (photo  copyright: Ana Belen Rubio… 1,143 more words

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