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Do It Drunk: Some Ancient Advice for Making Decisions

Herodotus, Histories 1.133.3-4

“The are really fond of wine. It is not permissable to puke or to piss in front of another—these things are guarded against. 182 more words

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Talking to God (Part 2 of 6)

Has your prayer life ever sounded like this?

Dear Lord and Father,

Help me now to come before your word and hear your voice. Help me…

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Ken Noakes

Felicitate

Simul Veritas pluribus modis infracta, primum inscitia rei publicae ut alienae, mox libidine adsentandi aut rursus odio adversus dominantis. Ita neutris cura posteritatis inter infensos vel obnoxios.  293 more words

"Blacker and Denser Than Any Ordinary Night"

Originally posted on Blogger on 24 August 2015

On 24 August 79 A.D., a mountain belched darkness, turning a sunny Italian afternoon into night.

The mountain is now known as Vesuvius and the darkness is one of the most famous eruptions in history. 1,184 more words

Summer 2015 Project - Try To Write A Blog Post Everyday

paranoia

“Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.” (Tacitus) 99 more words

ill-will

“Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.” (Tacitus) 99 more words

For the public good? Euergetism in Roman Lincolnshire

Towns in the Roman Empire did not develop primarily through centralised state support. Although certain actions, such as the construction of defensive walls, may have required specific imperial permission and in some cases received official support from the provincial government or army in the form of money or manpower, most public structures relied instead on the benevolence of prominent local citizens. 1,960 more words

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