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linking Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks with . . . a dodgy phrase assigned to Leonidas at Thermopylae - to make a point about this year's Memorial Day. Nope, just nope #badancientMaxwell T Paule@VeneficusIpse
Excellent take down on a fake quote doing the rounds. #badancient includes misusing ancient history, but also a lot of just making $h!t up.
White supremacists keep passing this quote around like it's ancient wisdom. It isn't. It's from 2001.
"If you worship your enemy, you are defeated.
If you adopt your enemy's religion, you are enslaved.
If you breed with your enemy, you are destroyed."
-Polydorus of Sparta 4
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Book being read: A. K. Bennison, The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire, (2011) On the 15th of July, at 4.15 in the morning one of the most important things to happen in a person’s life, happened … Continue reading
Competition time! As some of you may know, I work at Shakespeare’s Globe to fund my PhD. In said Globe, there is a poster written by Bernard Levin called ‘Quoting Shakespeare’, all about the impact of Shakespeare on the English … Continue reading
Like real people, Historians are all different. They all have different areas of interest, different time periods and different things they like about history. For me, I study Ancient History mainly (for which there is minimal evidence) and I specialise … Continue reading
The University of Edinburgh has a virtual history archive project that is bringing together and making available lots of information about different areas on Scottish life during the First World War. You can find it at http://www.edinburghs-war.ed.ac.uk/ It is definitely … Continue reading