Tag Archives: Greek

Re-Writing History: Is It Fake News or…

A False Narrative? I have commented many times that history gets written by the victors. The losers crawl away from their battles and lick their (emotional) wounds, sometimes for centuries. We, individually, do the same thing. That situation you went … Continue reading

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When Alexander the Great Conquered Persia

Battle of Gaugamela (October 1, 331 BC) This is an historic battle for many reasons, but the most obvious is that a Macedonian army defeated the Persians in their own back yard. And the Persians under Darius III had the … Continue reading

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Venetians and Turks Were Fighting in Athens in 1687

Destruction of the Parthenon on September 26, 1687 Neither side should be very proud of their accomplishment. The Turks used the Parthenon as a storage depot for their munitions. The Venetians took advantage of a deserter’s warning. As a result, … Continue reading

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When Saint Cyril became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 AD

St. Cyril of Alexandria (376 – June 27, 444) According to Wikipedia: The Prefect Orestes enjoyed the political backing of Hypatia, an astronomer, philosopher and mathematician who had considerable moral authority in the city of Alexandria, and who had extensive … Continue reading

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What’s in a Number: 153?

Fishers of Men? Reading through David Wilcock’s Awakening in the Dream today, I was surprised to find that the number 153 is significant to the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Well, let’s be clear, I’m not really surprised, … Continue reading

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Last Queen of the Nile

Cleopatra VII (November 2, 70 BCE – August 10, 30 BCE) For some reason, this woman is the most popular person in history to have people claim as a previous life. It makes me wonder if her spirit was so … Continue reading

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The Birth of Science: May 28, 585 BC

Solar Eclipse of Thales The Eclipse of Thales was a solar eclipse that was, according to The Histories of Herodotus, accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus. If Herodotus’s account is accurate, this eclipse is the earliest recorded … Continue reading

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Title of the One True Cross?

In Reverse… Holy relics, especially in the middle ages, were very lucrative business opportunities. Some would even say: crimes of opportunity. Here’s one that has a modicum of reality to it. For one thing, there are three versions of the … Continue reading

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March 14th (3.14): Pi Day

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ω: Double Ur Fun

Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum We probably all remember the words to this advertisment: Double your pleasure / Double your fun / with Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint gum. Well, it’s being recited here because I want to discuss the letter W. Double U … Continue reading

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