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OUTCAST

“The jews consider as profane all that is held sacred with us.
Reasons for their increasing wealth may be found in their stubborn loyalty and ready benevolence towards brother Jews. 1,617 more words

Storia Umana

Eyewitness Recollections in Greco-Roman Biography versus the Anonymity of the Gospels

In the genre of Greco-Roman biography (as well as historiography) ancient authors did not always name all of their oral or written sources, and there were no footnotes in the literature of the period. 2,123 more words

Classics

The dawn of a happier epoch

“It was the practice of our forefathers to bequeath to posterity the history of the deeds and the characters of their great men, nor has the practice ceased even at the present day. 715 more words

Series I

Self and World

SOL·IP·SISM (pronunciation) n.   (1) The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified. (2) The view that the self is the only reality.

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Musings

Hercules and Odysseus in Germany

Tacitus (Germania, 3) relates how the Greek heroes wandered to Germany and influenced German culture:

“They say that Hercules once stopped among them, and those who are about to enter a battle always sing his name before those of all other brave men. 355 more words

Latin

What might you do?

When working with first-line managers, most of whom were new to the world of management, I regularly came across a recurring theme:  once you become a manager, your life is never the same again… 112 more words

Leadership