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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: Valerio Manfredi, The Lost Army, (2009) – a fiction book, check me out! Ok, it is a fiction book by an archaeologist telling the story of Xenophon’s Anabasis and I intend to use it in my thesis, … Continue reading
Books being read: Apollonius, Argonautica/ L. Tritle, A New History of the Peloponnesian War/ J. Evans, Doglopaedia: A Complete Guide to Dog Care/ Sophocles, Ajax Having spent the weekend at a conference at University College Dublin called ‘Warfare in Antiquity: … Continue reading
Book being read: Michael Palin, Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years This is just a quick observation that I have about other people’s observations, oddly enough. It all began with Michael Palin’s description of the media’s portrayal of the youth in … Continue reading
Book being read: J. Shay, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming/ R. Protz, The Great British Beer Book “They haven’t been trained . . . they wouldn’t know how to read it”, these were the words … Continue reading