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The Iconoclasts

Iconoclast:  One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions. Well the above definition is the modern secular version of the word.  Originally it derives from the Greek eikonoklastēs, formed from the elements eikōn, “image, likeness,” … Continue reading

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A Day at the Chariot Races

A re-post from last Spring – originally published at a curated site elsewhere The young Emperor of the East at Constantinople was preparing to flee the city, effectively abdicating his throne. The mobs had been outside the palace complex for … Continue reading

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