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SPARTANS, ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 5: BRASIDAS’ MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN

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1445956.jpg“For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the disciplined march of a hoplite phalanx on their way to war!”

– Bettany Hughes, writer/historian.

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(It is highly recommended you first read Part Four; or, to start from the beginning, go here)

BRASIDAS’ NORTHERN CAMPAIGN

The Spartan commander Brasidas arrived in Macedonia at the head of a small Army of allies and freed (and trained) helot-hoplites, called neodamodes. His purpose was to break the Athenian’s hold on the northern Aegean coast; and, ultimately, to capture Byzantium, thus severing Athens’ vital grain supply from the Black Sea region.

1445959.jpgImmediately, tensions developed between the Spartan general and his ally, the Macedonian king Perdiccas II.

Macedonia in the…

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Posted by on November 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
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via Second buried horse, post-Vesuvius tile grave found at Pompeii – The Archaeology News Network

Second buried horse, post-Vesuvius tile grave found at Pompeii – The Archaeology News Network

 
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Ice Age Cave Art Found Under Layers of Centuries-Old Graffiti

Source: Ice Age Cave Art Found Under Layers of Centuries-Old Graffiti

 
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Hundreds of Tiny Terracotta Warriors Found Guarding 2,100-Year-Old Chinese Site

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Posted by on November 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

How Far Should Classical Learning Be Carried In Our Country?

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Brazier, August 24, 1819

SIR,

— The acknowledgment of your favor of July 15th, and thanks for the Review which it covered of Mr. Pickering’s Memoir on the Modern Greek, have been delayed by a visit to an occasional but distant residence from Monticello, and to an attack here of rheumatism which is just now moderating. I had been much pleased with the memoir, and was much also with your review of it. I have little hope indeed of the recovery of the ancient pronunciation of that finest of human languages, but still I rejoice at the attention the subject seems to excite with you, because it is an evidence that our country begins to have a taste for something more than merely as much Greek as will pass a candidate for clerical ordination.

You ask my opinion on the extent to which classical learning…

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Posted by on November 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

winter haiku d’hiver chickadees = mésanges à tête noire “tweeting”

Here is another haiku with a lovely winter scene.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

winter haiku d’hiver chickadees = mésanges à tête noire “tweeting”

chickadees tweeting620chickadeesto the snowflakestweeting”mésanges à tête noireaux flocons de neigetweeting”Richard Vallance

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Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

haiku: ice storm = pluie verglaçante

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

haiku: ice storm = pluie verglaçante still readingby shadowy candlelight ...ice storm

reading candlelightje lis encoreà l’ombre de la bougie ...pluie verglaçante Richard Vallance

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