Tag Archive: ancient

On Glory

Why did ancient people do heroic things? According to the Iliad, the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Song of Roland, and just about every other epic, people did amazing things for a simple reason: Glory.… Continue reading

Myths, Legends, and Lies

“Pseudo” is a prefix applied to words under specific conditions. When applied to words like “classical” and “random,” pseudo basically means “sort of.” Pseudo-classical means sort of classical, pseudo -random equals sort of… Continue reading

Ancient Philosophy and the Origin of the Universe

I. Sometimes our modern understanding of things can be informed by how people long ago thought about the same things. Just because they didn’t have electricity or microscopes doesn’t mean ancient people were… Continue reading

The Not-So-Secret Garden (Review)

Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library then you have everything you need.” But what if you have the best, most famous garden ever? Do you still need… Continue reading

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