In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The Soldier’s Life: Early Byzantine Masculinity and the Manliness of War“, by Michael Ed. Stewart, 2016. Continue reading “The Manliness of War in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire”
Dr. Sowell and her team at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hypothesized that children in lower income families could be particularly vulnerable to the effects of living in high lead-risk environments. Continue reading “Risk of lead exposure linked to decreased brain volume in adolescents”
A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume — regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and aging. Continue reading “New study finds exercising is good for our brain’s gray matter”
In this post we present and analyze selected excerpts from Aeschylus‘ tragedy, “Persians”. Continue reading “Theological approach to Aeschylus’ tragedy “Persians””
by Michael Bressem, Ph.D.
A round white mound, frosted with powdered sugar and decorated with candied almonds, sits on top of a silver platter with a thin lit candle in the center of it. Is it someone’s birthday? No, it’s the anniversary of someone’s death. It’s the almost weekly macabre reminder of our eventual demise, decay, and doom. Continue reading “Prayers for the dead”
“It would be best of all if the Greeks never made war on each other, but regarded it as the highest favour in the gift of the gods could they speak ever with one heart and voice, and marching arm in arm like men fording a river, repel barbarian invaders and unite in preserving themselves and their cities. Continue reading “The Peace of Naupactus (217 BC) – The speech of Agelaus of Naupactus to Philip V, King of Macedonia”