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Herodotus in One Scene

*2015. Ah, good ol’ Croesus.*

**There will always (within reason) be more Herodotus. He’s one of my favorites.**

Greek History

The Classical Source of LOGH

I promised to write this article a long time ago, and I’m very happy to see it published.  Legend of Galactic Heroes has garnered many fans throughout its three decades of existence.   533 more words


Herodotus on Resisting Tyranny

The ancient Greek historian Herodotus was deeply concerned with the question of how democratic societies can defend themselves from tyranny. In the seventh and sixth centuries BCE, cities all across Greece saw outbreaks of tyranny: wealthy aristocrats seized power by force and ruled without regard to law or tradition. 1,270 more words


Salamis (According to Herodotus)

Salamis – an island in the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, opposite Mount Aigaleo, 16 kilometres west of Athens.

Salamis – a battle that defined history for centuries to come. 4,182 more words


Beshalach 5777

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 5th, 2017

Just what was that sea the Israelites crossed?

And what did Herodotus have to say about it? 23 more words


The Real Cyrus, King Of Persia

This is a post on my sci-fi/fantasy series, Pearseus, and the real-life inspiration behind it. It’s actually a reblog, originally posted back in 2014. I am reposting because (a) it’s one of my favorite posts, and (b) most of my readers weren’t following me back then. 932 more words

My Scifi-Fantasy Work

Bold fiscal policy reform

(in Ancient Egypt):

In [Asychis’s] reign they told me that, as the circulation of money was very slow, a law was made for the Egyptians that a man might have that money lent to him which he needed, by offering as security the dead body of his father; and there was added moreover to this law another, namely that he who lent the money should have a claim also to him who received it, and that the man who offered that security should be subject to this penalty, if he refused to pay back the debt, namely that neither the man himself should be allowed to have burial when he died, either in that family burial-place or in any other, nor should he be allowed to bury any of his kinsmen whom he lost by death.

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