Daily Archives: January 11, 2020

Omne Solum Forti Patria Quia Patris

At the end of a very good if highly ambivalent book by a distant relative of mine is the Latin quote “Omne solum forti patria quia patris,” which is translated as “To the brave man every land is a fatherland,” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Aegean Bronze Age

The Aegean Bronze Age, by Oliver Dickinson It should be noted at the outset that I greatly prefer the historical approach to the archaeological approach when it comes to providing insight on the past.  To be sure, I have a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Is Always Near

The End Is Always Near:  Apocalyptic Moments, From The Bronze Age Collapse To Nuclear Near Misses, by Dan Carlin This book was disappointing to me.  A big reason for that is because I come to this book, unlike most readers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Early Greece: The Bronze And Archaic Ages

Early Greece:  The Bronze And Archaic Ages, by M. I. Finley This particular book is an interesting one, and it sets out a goal that is simultaneously modest and ambitious and manages to succeed with it.  That goal, of course, … Continue reading

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