For over 2 millennia, the Samos-born, Athenian philosopher Epicurus (341-270 BC) has inspired mankind in that most difficult art, the art of happiness. Yet of his rich written material, little survives today. Further, some of his most important teachings are… Read More ›
Background: Golden Century of Athens Game designer Martin Wallace (Age of Steam, Struggle of Empires, Brass, & many more) cares for historical themes. Often, quirky facts lie buried within the structure of his games, making them the more unpredictable & colourful. Unlike… Read More ›
Doxiadis, Apostolos, & Christos H Papadimitriou. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. ISBN 978-0747597209. Heroized tale of British logician Bertrand Russell & his youthful quest for mathematical certainty. Remarkable. I give ****/5.
While digging into ancient Greece & how it keeps showing up in modern pop culture (see “Ah Those Greeks, Part I”), I noticed some curious parallels to another earlier posting – & to some aspects of our own modern age. In that earlier… Read More ›
In this the first of 3 postings about ancient Greece – about how this now obscure culture could influence the rise of modern Europe – I’d like to look at one ancient historical event, even more recondite until a few… Read More ›