Daily Archives: November 8, 2013

Alea Iacta Est

Julius Ceasar, like many great military commanders, was a bit of a gambler. According to the Roman historian Suetonius, the general made a quotation of the Greek poet Menander when he made the fateful step of crossing over the provincial … Continue reading

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I’m Not Excited, But Should I Be

In their song “Unbelievers,” the band Vampire Weekend (a name I don’t particularly enjoy, even though I like their music) opines about the fiery fate that awaits unbelievers in the afterlife. It’s rather hard to be excited about the thought … Continue reading

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