Making Brave Men

Making Brave Men

“Go, stranger, and to Lacedaemon tell That here, obeying her behests, we fell.” Spartan Monument at Thermopylae, as recorded by Herodotus in The Histories Few stories in our history so capture the imagination. One king with three hundred men, another king with three...
The Opposite of the Most Disgraceful Thing

The Opposite of the Most Disgraceful Thing

“Their sons are carefully instructed from their fifth to their twentieth year, in three things alone—to ride, to draw the bow, and to speak the truth.” “The most disgraceful thing in the world, they think, is to tell a lie.” Herodotus, The Histories, (writing about...

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