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Talent Applied Consistently Is Never Wasted

The following parable is found in Aulus Gellius (XVI.19), who himself takes it from Herodotus (I.23).  It reminds us that effort and talent, if applied consistently, will eventually reap rewards. 645 more words

What is History?

History comes from the Greek word “Historia” meaning “Knowledge got from enquiry or investigation“.

We can thank the Greeks for many inventions and ideas they have given us as many of them are responsible for the foundation of our understanding today! 329 more words

Work Of The Historian

The Results in My Life!

I have in my past blogs been trying to point out how biblical counseling (bible based advice without psychology in it.) needs to specifically use accurate science and history outside of psychology to clarify or enhance the specific bible based advice that is largely the pastor’s responsibility. 963 more words

The Big Bang

The Vanquished Boeotians: Little Piggies or Stubborn Trees?

The Athenians defeated the Boeotians in 507 BCE after over a decade of an alliance with the Plataeans (also Boeotians). This was the beginning of over a century of trouble between the two cities, marked by Theban submission to Persia in 479 BCE. 211 more words


Summer Reading .... Gore Vidal and ........ Herodotus?

Like all bibliophiles I suffer from the happy problem of WHAT BOOK OF THE HUNDREDS THAT I HAVE DO I READ NEXT?  Being a good ENTJ personality type, I like to do this in a planned, orderly way.   646 more words

Gore Vidal

Whilst at Oxford I Studied...

Me: Whilst at Oxford I studied Play-Doh.

Old Don: A worthy study, young man; the Greeks knew a thing or two about Philosophy. Herodotus, the famous Greek historian would have written a history solely upon Plato – if Herodotus hadn’t died when Plato was only three years’ old. 125 more words


One Way to Threaten a Persian King: Herodotus, 4.132

When the Scythians address Darius, they threaten “unless you become birds and fly into the sky or turn into mice and crawl under the earth or become frogs and leap into the marshes, you won’t get home again because you’ll be struck down by our arrows” =

ἢν μὴ ὄρνιθες γενόμενοι ἀναπτῆσθε ἐς τὸν οὐρανόν, ὦ Πέρσαι, ἢ μύες γενόμενοι κατὰ τῆς γῆς καταδύητε, ἢ βάτραχοι γενόμενοι ἐς τὰς λίμνας ἐσπηδήσητε, οὐκ ἀπονοστήσετε ὀπίσω ὑπὸ τῶνδε τῶν τοξευμάτων βαλλόμενοι.