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ALCIBIADES, 416 - 415 BC: Preparing for Sicily

15 Feb 2024 21 minute read 2 comments YouveBeenGreeked

Amidst the turmoil of the Peloponnesian War, both warring sides - Athens’ Delian League and Sparta’s Peloponnesian League - would eventually come to an agreement of sorts in the form of the Peace of Nicias. Due to character, however, the two sides wo...

Review of Kings of the North, Elizabeth Moon

26 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

Author Elizabeth Moon writes the sequel, Kings of the North, to Oath of Fealty. If you have not read it, I wrote a review of Oath of Fealty here. Kings of the North picks up with King Kieri’s coronation and him attempting to find a wife. Like the las...

A Disturbing look at the way we think.

5 Nov 2023 2 minute read 7 comments rah

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas I came across a post about this film and replied and then I thought that my reply was too important not to share to a wider audience. So here we go. Not my normal type of post but the message behind it is essential whoe...

The Near-Death of American Historical Education

6 Aug 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Nihilsum

I am appalled by the near-complete failure of public education in America with regard to history. As a historian, I am in contact with college students every day who have been massively let down by their history "educators", who more often than not a...

HERODOTUS, 484 - 425 BC: The Father of History

23 Jul 2023 10 minute read 6 comments YouveBeenGreeked

The events of the Greek world up to the early fifth century BC - namely the rise of Persia, the birth of Athenian democracy and the Greco-Persian Wars - are among the most well-documented and renowned in ancient history. History itself as a topic is...

When France Invaded Germany: The Ruhr Valley Crisis

22 May 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Nihilsum

On January 11, 1923, French and Belgian troops occupied the Ruhr Valley of Germany, an important area containing industrial centers as well as coal and other natural resources. Germany had fallen behind in her reparation payments, which were becoming...

What were the ancient carrots, potatoes and corn?

24 Jan 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Lazy Bear

Reading historical books very often you see that especially in the Middle Ages, people died either from the plague or from hunger. I don't know about you, but I couldn't understand, was it really so difficult to increase the acreage? To solve once an...

Metastock Trading Systems

17 Dec 2022 3 minute read 0 comments stag89

Trading platforms for Metastock typically employ oscillators and indicators from the field of technical analysis. Numerous complex platforms can adjust to the state of the market in addition to simple systems that are based on one or two indications....

A 22 Years Old Girl Whose Death Provoked A Nation’s Anger

25 Sep 2022 1 minute read 13 comments Melina Mehr

#Mahsa Amini death uproar in Iran… It is like a miserable hell…   Mahsa Amini was a Persian young girl who came to the capital with her family on a family trip. The morality police arrested her for the crime of having a “loose HIJAB!!!”, and she got...

Movie Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

9 Sep 2022 4 minute read 3 comments peerynt

[All the images in this post are from moviemeter.nl, used here on Fair Use basis.] It feels great to walk into the auditorium of a movie theatre with no expectations other than perhaps interesting performances by a couple of A-list actors, and being...