From mossa on Twitter
Things have been slow here at With Both Hands due to other commitments, but I decided to use this time to work on some things behind the scenes. There have been some requested improvements to how things work around here, and I will working on deploying them soon. Some other
One of the things that I love about Twitter is that if you are prudent about who you follow, you can find some of the most remarkable information about history, archaeology, literature, and other complex topics, often posted pseudonymously. Case in point, this thread on Lysistrata by Aristophanes Skinner Box.
Paul A. Rahe’s The Spartan Regime [Amazon link] is a slim volume on Sparta is absolutely packed with details. Rahe blends history, paleolinguistics, archeology, and even ancient DNA into his argument for why Sparta ended up with one of the most astonishing social and legal structures of the classical
An always timely reminder that democracies pursue wars for venial ends as much as just ones. 666 as a Date; Predatory Democracy; Other People's Felonies; While Earth Slept The Year 1666 was full of portents for contemporary religious fanatics, such as Isaac Newton. The Great Fire of London; the Apostasy