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 ›