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When Historians Write About the Past, Are They Nearly Always Writing About the Present?

On one level, one must agree with the statement entirely: every historian, in the act of writing, is implicitly chronicling his or her own times. In a basic sense, this can be seen in the language or dialect they use, even in the vernacular of their work. 3,307 more words

Politics

Travels with Kapuscinski (1) – Why? or “The Delight in Life”

He is a wonderful travel companion; tireless, humble, inspiring, full of understanding and wisdom. One couldn’t wish for better, more enlightening company. The great Ryszard Kapuscinski. 346 more words

In soft regions are born soft men. – Herodotus

Hyperborea: Beyond the North Wind (links post)

Hyperborea, and the Hyperboreans, seem to have had an enduring life among the ancient Greeks and Romans, even if they couldn’t always agree on where it was. 494 more words

Mythology

A Long Line Historical Background to the Gallipoli Campaign

On 5th August, 1915, the 1/4 and 1/5 (Territorial) Battalions of the Norfolk Regiment disembarked the SS Aquitania at Mudros on the Aegean island of Lemnos. 4,298 more words

Research Project

Recommended Reading: Herodotus, “The Tale of the Clever Thief”

We learn to write by reading, and so I’d like to share with you some of the works of classical literature that have inspired me as a writer. 1,447 more words

History