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Many Absurd Tales: Some Fragments from Hekataios

Hekataios of Miletus is a fragmentary Greek Historian. Here are some selections:

Fr. 1a
“I write these things as they seem to me to be true: for the stories of the Greeks, as it seems to me, are many and absurd.” 207 more words

Greek

Kama Sutra

Historians do it in specific places and times.

'I Have Nothing to Write About' - A Criticism of Empiricism

Many people complain that they often have nothing to ‘write about;’ in fact, I encounter the excuse often enough that it’s become white noise. 946 more words

Literature

Think, Puzzle, Explore!

As part of our School in the Trees historical inquiry 2V were introduced to another thinking routine Think, Puzzle, Explore  This enabled students to connect to prior knowledge, to stimulate curiosity and to lay the groundwork for their independent inquiry into the history of our school. 359 more words

Wahroongaproud

In Defense of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Gentle Readers, some of you might enjoy my prose but I suspect you keep reading for the history. That history comes from a mix of original research on my part and the work of others, who guide me to documents and further work through their footnotes. 851 more words

Personal

The School in the Trees- Historical Inquiry

This term 2V are enjoying delving into the history of our wonderful “School in the Trees”. To facilitate a deeper understanding of the content, we have been using  174 more words

Wahroongaproud

2013: TIGER IN THE TANK – Historians Find Body of German War Hero Kurt Knispel

The remains of German soldier regarded as the world’s greatest ever tank ace have been found in a grave the Czech Republic.

The remains of Kurt Knispel – who was the tank warfare equivalent of what the Red Baron was to flight – were found at the Moravian Museum in Vrbovec lying in an unmarked grave for German soldiers at a cemetery in Znojmo. 272 more words

Historical Revisionism