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A Mysterious Fellow

Herodotus is full of wonderful things.

Aristeas, they say, was in lineage the equal or superior of any citizen in his town.  One day he entered a fuller’s shop in Proconnesus and died there, so the fuller locked up his workshop and went to announce to Aristeas’ relatives that he had died.  

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Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia

A shadow looms in the British Museum’s Scythian exhibition.

The first sight which greets visitors is a larger than life portrait of Peter the Great by Godfrey Kneller. 1,139 more words


Political Theory 1 Final Essay: The Friedman Solution: Eliminating Political Inequality by Eliminating Politics

This is the final paper I wrote for my political theory class that I took this fall at Columbia University. The paper explores the new Republican tax code and examines some of the theory that supports economic inequality and also that supports government action to reduce economic inequality. 25 more words

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia

Supported by BP, the British Museum’s major exhibition explores the lives of a barbaric tribe known as the Scythians. These Eurasian nomads inhabited the majority of the western and central Eurasian steppes for hundreds of years with evidence dating as far back as 900BC. 2,193 more words

Where are Board Game References?

Board Games have been with humans longer than art and longer than language. We imagine that primitive man was dull-witted, but I can guarantee you that one of your early ancestors could have beaten you at a game of mancala. 184 more words

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Herodotus of Halicarnassus

Herodotus [Ἡρόδοτος] was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the modern-day Turkey in the fifth century BC (c. 484–c. 425 BC). As a contemporary with Socrates, Euripedes and Aeschylus, he lived during what is known as the Golden Age of Greece. 111 more words

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