The anti-authoritarian and liberal spirit in Democritus

In this post we present and analyze six quotes of the ancient philosopher Democritus. Continue reading “The anti-authoritarian and liberal spirit in Democritus”

Four late Pleistocene-early Holocene skulls from Tulum in Mexico show surprising diversity – Cranial remains from El Pit I show possible morphological affinities with European populations

Debate about the origins of the earliest humans in the Americas has relied on relatively little data, in part due to the rarity of early human remains in North America. Continue reading “Four late Pleistocene-early Holocene skulls from Tulum in Mexico show surprising diversity – Cranial remains from El Pit I show possible morphological affinities with European populations”

The battle at Cannae (216 B.C.) between the Romans and Carthaginians

The Romans elected (216 B.C.) Lucius Aemilius Paulus and Gaius Terentius Varro. On their appointment, the Dictators laid down their office, and the Consuls of the previous year, Gnaeus Servilius and Marcus Regulus who had been appointed after the death of Flaminius were invested with proconsular authority by Aemilius, and taking command in the field directed the operations of their forces as they thought fit. Continue reading “The battle at Cannae (216 B.C.) between the Romans and Carthaginians”

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