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First Punic War – Carthage and Rome

By |2019-06-09T16:05:46-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Sicily seen from space (the tip of Italy is on the right): the First Punic War was fought here. We know the Roman side Most of what we know about the First Punic War comes from either Polybius or Livy: they were on the Roman side. We don't have any Carthaginian history books anymore. Who [...]

The Spartan boy and the fox: a story

By |2018-04-22T22:44:04-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks|

The Spartan boy and the fox: a fox cub The Roman writer Plutarch, who wrote about 75 BC, told this story about the Spartans: "So seriously did Spartan children go about their stealing, that a boy, having stolen a young fox and hid it under his cloak, let it tear out his guts [...]