Tag Archive for Ancient History

Mostly Memories, Maybe Mine


I don ‘t remember the Cuban missle crisis first-hand. I don’t remember the Cold War. I remember my classmate bringing a gas mask to his kindergarten class because Donald Rumsfeld of CNN fame dropped depleted uranium all over the Iranian… Read more…

Caesar En Vogue


Did you guys ever hear about the time Caesar was captured by PIRATES? What? You think it was fake? Ok, who cares if some grad student made up a novel and posted a fanfic term paper for their Latin class…. Read more…

Burn, Baby, Burn


In ancient Rome, crews of pyromaniacial firemen were enlisted by The Republic to burn down buildings to make room for new projects, instead of putting them out, like in modern times. It takes a pyromaniac to know you should stay… Read more…

Inherent Virtue


In his dialogue with Laches, Socrates attempts to overcome a pedagogical dillema. He is asked by a friend to train a student in the finer points of virtue. But can someone really teach another person to be virtuous? Socrates makes… Read more…