All of Us 1

All of Us
The Existence of Chance Is Everything and Nothing While the Greatest Achievement Is the Living of Life, and so say ALL OF US

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Who are the Conquerors?
Pierre Fritel’s 1892 painting shows history’s most famous generals marching through a valley stacked with corpses. READ: The Conquerors (for more about the painting) In the centre is Julius Caesar. On his right (in the background) we glimpse Hannibal of Carthage; then Attila the Hun, Tamberlane, and Rameses II. On the far side is Napoleon, ...

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What men want
The Trojan prince Paris had to award a golden apple inscribed with the words ‘to the fairest’ to the most beautiful of the three Olympian goddesses parading before him. As a bribe Hera, mother of the gods and queen of heaven, offered him power over the whole world; the virgin warrior Athena offered wisdom and ...

Trivial Pursuits 1

Trivial Pursuits
  Here’s something for the pub quiz… After the collapse of Rome in Europe the remains of the Roman educational system lingered through the Dark Ages. A basic Roman education was not the same as today – the 3 Rs: readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic. After all the rich had people who could read and write ...