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How Can We Prepare for the Worst?

A Storm is A-brewing… Here comes Nicholas!  A storm is coming. Literally. As I type I regularly check the radar to see what’s happening to Nicholas.  Currently a tropical storm, Nicholas looms large over the Gulf, gaining momentum and inducing fear. The grocery store was packed and panicked… the streets are slowly becoming deserted.. And

Bring Her Home?

“You know… everyone likes to talk about the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles issue…it gets all the headlines, but when you think about it…” “I haven’t even had my coffee yet!” my poor husband interjected. “Right… Right… but the Venus de Milo….” “Hey – this is supposed to be a holiday!” You see dear reader, last week we

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LAST CHANCE… for a once in a lifetime opportunity

This is a quick note to let you know this is your last chance to register this year’s Symposium 2021: The End of Empires and the Fall of Nations in advance. There will be something for everyone, no matter which corner of the ancient world you love…  Whether you are interested in watching our famous historians

The Dying Citizen…

What exactly is a citizen?   The idea of citizenship emerged from the city-states of ancient Greece where the obligations of the citizen were very much part of everyday life.   It was thought that to be truly human, one had to be an active citizen to the community. As Aristotle once noted: “To take no part in the

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