The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing

A look at a few concepts of value, and some psychology of economics with a view to me puzzling out my own future.

Roman History in a Nutshell – The Gallic Wars ~390 BCE – ~284 BCE

In all of the history of Rome, besides themselves, there was only ever one enemy that came close to the total and complete destruction of the Roman state. For all of the talk of a ‘decline and fall’ narrative in the 5th century CE I don’t buy it. The mechanics of the Roman state wereContinue reading “Roman History in a Nutshell – The Gallic Wars ~390 BCE – ~284 BCE”

An Update (Personal Blog)

It began as an idea. To throw a few swear words into discussions about things usually spoken about in technical terms. I wanted to break down those technical terms into simpler explanations. Individual dialects, subject-specific languages, ‘correct’ use of words are merely a trick used to disguise a topic from a public ignorant of it.Continue reading “An Update (Personal Blog)”

Roman History in a Nutshell – Wars with Sabines, Veii and Fidenae ~753 BCE – ~287 BCE

A short look at the Roman conflict with the Sabines and their allies, but mainly exploring how Rome was a military nation and made, and spread, their power through militarily.

Caturday Special: Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)

The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is probably the first cat since the Pallas cat that we have covered that looks like a teddy bear. These things are so damn adorable looking. They do not have a typical feline headshape, instead they have these little tucked-back ears on a little round head that makes it lookContinue reading “Caturday Special: Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)”

Roman History in a Nutshell – Wars with Etruscans Pre-753BCE to ~264 BCE

A look at the 500 year long love-hate relationship between Roman society and their Etruscan neighbours that caused so many wars and conflicts it becomes impossible to realise how much the Etruscans influenced the Romans.

Roman History in a Nutshell: The Patrician Era and the Conflict of the Orders 494 BCE – 287 BCE

An overview of the first few centuries of the Roman Republic in socio-political terms. The establishment of the Republic by the Patrician class and the political enfranchisement of the plebeian class through the conflict of the orders leading to the election of Tribunes of the Plebs and the Lex Hortensia.

Roman History in a Nutshell: The Kingdom 753 BCE – 509 BCE

A look at the semi-legendary Kings of Rome, who they were and the legacy they left behind.

Roman History in a Nutshell: The Founding – 753 BCE and Before

A short look at the founding of Rome and the story of Romulus and Remus and why it’s probably bullshit!