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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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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


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



Inter quae nulla palam causa delapsum Camuloduni simulacrum Victoriae ac retro conversum, quasi cederet hostibus. et feminae in furorem turbatae adesse exitium canebant, externosque fremitus in curia eorum auditos; consonuisse ululatibus theatrum visamque speciem in aestuario Tamesae subversae coloniae; iam Oceanus cruento adspectu, dilabente aestu humanorum corporum effigies relictae, ut Britannis ad spem, ita veteranis ad metum trahebantur. 99 more words

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. – Tacitus http://ift.tt/28Miwuk


The Blood of Caesar by Albert A. Bell, Jr.

The Blood of Caesar, A Second Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger is the second book in a series of historical mysteries taking place in the Roman Empire in the first century. 371 more words

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