Tag Archives: Greece

Book Review: Ancient Slavery And Modern Ideology

Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, by M.I. Finley While this book does contain a lot of information about both ancient slavery and modern ideology, it regrettably contains more information than one would want about the latter and not as much … Continue reading

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Cyprus: A Case Study On The Problems Of Trust

According to the UNDP, solid majorities of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots do not believe that the other side is willing to make the compromises that would be necessary for both to live in the same country in peace.  As … 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: 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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Book Review: The Savior Generals

The Savior Generals:  How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece To Iraq, by Victor Davis Hanson There is one common thread, one that the author chooses not to recognize, in all of these various … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony, by Roberto Calasso If Roberto Calasso’s writings inspired the work of ambition that is Foucault’s Pendulum, then Calasso deserved to be ruthlessly skewered as the book’s clueless protagonist.  It is not right to say … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greek And Latin Authors: 800BC – 1000AD

Greek And Latin Authors:  800BC – 1000AD, by Michael Grant I can see why a book like this needs to be written.  People who are classicists need a place to look up the relevant ancient and early medieval writers whose … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birth Of Politics

The Birth Of Politics:  Eight Green And Roman Political Ideas And Why They Matter, by Melissa Lane There are a lot of aspects of Greek and Roman history that are greatly of interest to contemporary political theorists and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Existence

Existence, by Christopher Manners [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this lengthy cycle of poems, written in ABAB rhyming lines as well as occasional accents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Riddle Of The Labyrinth

The Riddle Of The Labyrinth:  The Quest To Crack An Ancient Code, by Margalit Fox The author of this book, in providing a detailed and thoughtful look at three people whose efforts were crucial in solving the puzzle of the … Continue reading

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