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Trust Me

One of the easiest mistakes to make when reading a story is ignoring the narrator. Not ignoring what the narrator says, but ignoring who the narrator… 643 more words

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All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may...

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end. – Tacitus: http://dlvr.it/CVf7wB


Sol and Sunna: the Sources

In this post I have assembled all the written evidence I could find for sun-worship in pre-Christian Germanic and Scandinavian culture. I haven’t covered rock art or other visual evidence for the cult of the sun here as that is a post in itself. 2,074 more words


He Said That? 8/29/15

From Tacitus (56-117), Senator and historian of the Roman empire, The Agricola and The Germania:

Plunderers of the world, when nothing remains on the lands to which they have laid waste by wanton thievery, they search out across the seas.

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Friday Philosophy...Empires

No, I am not talking about the television series “Empire.” :) We’ve only just had cable for the first time in ages, so I haven’t even begun to catch up on any tv shows. 173 more words

Friday Philosophy

Tacitus, Annales 1.36: "The state is in danger"

“Strictness is dangerous, magnanimity disgraceful. Whether nothing or everything is conceded to the military, the state is in danger.”

periculosa seueritas, flagitiosa largitio: seu nihil militi siue omnia concedentur in ancipiti res publica. 13 more words