Lives of the Luminaries is now Available!

Ancient historians and philosophers like Herodotus and the Stoics believed that character and virtue determined fate. We have forgotten this,…

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Can You Go Ultra Instinct in Real Life?

It is the Tournament of Power. The battle between Goku and Jiren is raging with the highest possible stakes. The…

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Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Review

They kill, they cut in pieces, they hunt with curses. What relevance has this to keeping your mind pure, sane,…

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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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Announcing Lives of the Luminaries

After reading Quintus Curtius’ Digest, I was inspired. After seeing the complete failure of our “leadership” in response to the…

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Quintus Curtius’ Digest: Review

“It is easy to make a eunuch out of a man, but it is impossible to make a man out…

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How to Keep Your Morale in an Age of Mass Panic

Like you, I have watched the ongoing Chinese coronavirus situation with dismay and no small loss of morale. But the…

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Hector and Polydamas: The Iliad’s Great Debate

One of the most fascinating passages of Homer’s Iliad takes place in book 12, when the Trojans have successfully broken…

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Tannhauser and the Downward Spiral of Ego Validation

The Tannhauser myth has existed since the high middle ages throughout Europe, though it is typically thought of as a…

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