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My Five Underknown Historical Figures

So here’s my list of my Top 5 Underknown Historical Figures, people I think are awesome, but most people don’t know about.  They’re certainly not the most obscure people in the world, but I’d be greatly surprised if your average … Continue reading

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Pyrrhus and Cineas

One of my favorite quotes is from Plutararch’s Parallel Lives.  It’s from Pyrrhus’s life, the cousin of Alexander the Great, and the source of the phrase “Pyrrhic victory.”  He spent his life basically winning and losing brief empires, and died trying to … Continue reading

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