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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
Category Archives: Tangents
My good friends over at Ancient Warfare Magazine are deliberating on setting up a magazine devoted to the Ancient World and want feedback on the idea. Check out the survey and give your thoughts: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S2Z5NN6 If it is anything like … Continue reading
Book being read; R. Waterfield, Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece Persia and the End of the Golden Age, (2006) I was listening to a podcast recently over on Life of Caesar, where they were interviewing the editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine, Dr. … Continue reading
Book being read: None at the moment, unless Thucydides counts, but I am always dipping into that so probably not! As regular readers and poor survivors of my obsessive monologues well know, I do a lot of work and research … Continue reading
Book being read; back to Thucydides at the moment I’m afraid New article out: Battle of Bannockburn, MW IV.3 There is an historical movement, one that I am technically part of, which mirrors the modern day worship of individualism. That … Continue reading