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The nearer they draw to destruction, the more they are overgrown with blindness

The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin (Jeremiah 1:1)

Long time he had laboured among this perverse people, but…

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In Their Ancient Hymns: the Ethnogenesis of the Germanic Peoples

In their ancient hymns (which amongst them are the only sort of records and history) they celebrate Tuisto, a god sprung from the earth, and Mannus his son, as the fathers and founders of their people. 2,017 more words

History Lesson: Tacitus on the Romans

I’ve started reading through Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome , and already it has confirmed that there is nothing new under the sun.

We see… 656 more words


No safe (and therefore a special) place

American Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence went to the theatre to enjoy a performance of ‘Hamilton’, when this happened:

President-Elect Donald Trump apparently was not particularly happy with this and felt compelled to put his own trademark (a.k.a. 1,566 more words


Exploring the World of Empire

As time passes by and the year goes on for this Humanities Core course, I’m always wondering how we can find numerous and various topics to talk about in relation to our topic, Empire and its Ruins. 718 more words


Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilisation, when it was but a part of their servitude…

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Review: The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus

I thought this was going to be really difficult but it turns out it was amazing. Super easy to read, and the lives of the emperors were so crazy that it is hard not to look at it like Dallas, or some other kind of soap opera. 94 more words