Monthly Archives: January 2014

the Age of Pisces: what is it?

In W. W. Tarn’s 1927 classic, Hellenistic Civilisation, which I recently reviewed in this blog, one of the things condemned by the author in his inventory of the philosophies and religions of that age (ca. 320 BC to 30 BC) was the … Continue reading

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Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes: bow down before thy sovereign!

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wide-ranging, perceptive, and hard-nosed, this book seeks to establish the basis of the legitimacy of national governments, and to show why it is not only just that each of us … Continue reading

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Hellenistic Civilisation by W. W. Tarn: when East and West first moshed

Hellenistic Civilisation by W.W. Tarn My rating: 5 of 5 stars A keen-sighted overview of a turning-point in the development of Western civilization, by an author with deep knowledge of the period. I wish I’d got this book sooner, for … Continue reading

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