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Fragmentary Friday: The Sons Came Second

As early as Herodotus (4.32) it was doubted that the epic that told the story of the sons of the Seven Against Thebes was by Homer. 116 more words

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Management Tips from Herodotus P4

“I would never much rather take a risk and run into trouble half the time than keep out of trouble through being afraid of everything.” 10 more words

Scythia

Having mentioned in a previous post that the followers of Nemed were the third group of colonisers – according to The Book of Invasions, the semi-mythical origins of Ireland,  – who came from Scythia, followed, at a later date by the last of the so-called colonisers, the Milesians, once again from Scythia, I thought I had better establish who or what Scythia was.   195 more words

Celtic Trivia

Profiles in History: The Battle of the Cats

Knowing the weaknesses of your enemy has always been critical to warfare throughout history. While reading To Dare and to Conquer by Derek Leebaert, I came across a fascinating battle that combines aspects of both Profiles in History and Profiles in Nature: The Battle of Pelusium. 581 more words

Management Tips from Herodotus P3

“…where covenants are concerned, not to hesitate, even in thought to make proper restitution”

or as someone slightly more modern said.

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

–Douglas Adams

Quote of the Day

I am bound to tell what I am told, but not in every case to believe it.

—Herodotus

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