What Is The Most Vital Lesson of Homer’s Iliad?

It is 2021 and the world grows more dangerous every day. Free nations convulse themselves with hysterical, unreal ideologies on…

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How Theodore Roosevelt Solved the 1902 Venezuela Crisis

The early 20th century saw increasing great power competition. The rise of the United States, Japan, and especially Germany disrupted…

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Ma’at: Ancient Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Cosmic Order

Ancient man seems hopelessly backward by the standards of our modern sensibilities. We feel comfortably superior in comparison to his…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Normandy (1944)

His heart pounds in his chest so furiously he thinks it may explode. Though the very air above him hisses…

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How to End Criminal Enterprises: A Lesson from the Golden Age of Piracy

Most are familiar with the golden age of piracy, if only in vagueries and fanciful accents. Millennials and Generation Z…

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Once War is Let off its Leash, it Cannot be Controlled

In 560 B.C., King Croesus of Lydia, alarmed by the rising power of Persia, asked the Oracles at Delphi and…

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The Battle of the Metaurus: The Day that Saved Rome?

It’s 207 BC. For 11 years, Hannibal has rampaged in Italy, slaughtering Romans with fire and sword. He is already…

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The Harem Conspiracy Against Ramesses III

Jilted wives, a disputed succession, and the use of black magic against an ailing king. It sounds like a spy…

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5 Ancient Egyptian Oddities You’ll Enjoy Hearing About

When you look at the Ancient Egyptians, they seem like stodgy, formal people. The writing and architecture looks formal. The…

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