Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

An Autumnal Beauty

Today, I had the chance to see the leaves of the trees around my building changing color, so that the yellows and reds could be seen along with the greens. For a variety of reasons, some of them quite odd, … Continue reading

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While The Strong Do What They Can And The Weak Suffer What They Must

The Melian Dialogue forms a central part of Thucydides’ organization of The Peloponnesian War, featuring a fictional discussion between the representatives of imperial Athens and the tiny and hitherto neutral island of Melos, which sits in the Aegean Sea. Athens … Continue reading

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