Archive | August, 2013

On Sports and Games

Spectator sports have become an ubiquitous part of the modern world.  Anywhere one goes, one finds huge crowds drawn to stadiums or arenas, hoping to be entertained by their favorite teams.  Certainly, anyone who has lived for some time in England or America can state without any hesitation that spectator sports plays a massive role […]

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Agis IV, Sparta’s great reformer king

All great cultures and nations that have arisen, and all those who are to come will one day decline and pass into history. This cyclical understanding is near universal. Societies do not decline however, entirely without an awareness of their decline. Like any organism that is sickly or wounded, society will show the symptoms of […]

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Totila, King of the Goths

History can be indifferent to even the worthiest of men, and indeed many exemplary kings and men of renown languish in obscurity, known only to a few historians and specialists. Such is the case with the Ostrogothic King Totila who showed himself capable of overcoming nearly insurmountable odds without staining his name with luxury, avariciousness, […]

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