This is SPQR News. Reporting live from the Forum Again... "Hello fellow Romans, my name is Reporterus Maximus. Thank you for joining our nine o'clock news at six. Today we will continue our report on Rome. We will have an opportunity to speak to some incredible people, and non-people, that helped shape the Roman and … Continue reading #17 Rome Empire– Constantine, Caesar Augustus and Others
Mr. J. Fish, Mr. M. Slim, and Mr. Kr. Stan walk into a coffee shop. “Hi, boys. Isn’t it late to be drinking coffee?” The flamboyant barista asks. Mr. Kr. Stan leans over and whispers something in the barista's ear. “Yes, sir. Right away, sir.” The barista responds. The barista pulls a lever behind the counter and … Continue reading #13 The Three Religions Part 1 – Judaism
“I know you are busy galloping, cantering, trotting, grazing and doing other horse things that horses do. But I have a strange request… I was wondering if you could tell me a story?” “Sure buddy, anything for you (a horse sound followed. A Neigh… Eiehhehhehhia. Onomatopoeia at its finest). I will tell you my favorite … Continue reading #12 The Huns – From The Horse’s Mouth
Here we are at the Indus river again, but now Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa are gone. Not often does a civilization disappear, usually it is conquered or absorbed into another. In this case it seems that it has vanished leaving behind barely a trace, barely a memory of its existence. Civilizations are like bubbles of soap … Continue reading #11 India – No Monk Ninjas
This is SPQR News. Reporting live from the Forum "Hello my fellow people of Rome, my name is Anchorus Maximus. Thank you for joining us for the six o’clock news at noon. Today we have a special treat for you. We have gathered an incredible line-up of unbelievable individuals. Today we will find out what it really meant … Continue reading #10 Rome Republic – Mars, Julius Caesar and Others
When I think of ancient China, I can’t help but feel awe and reverence towards it. China has a mystical aura surrounding it. What probably brings out this feeling, is the tremendous amount of art and culture that can be found in china. The stories of morality and also immorality are told throughout china: of good … Continue reading #9 China Part 1 – A to Ying Zheng
“Come here boy,” said the old wrinkly man leaning on a pillow. “I will tell you a story that my father once told me, I am old and might not have the chance again. Come here and listen to what I have to tell you.” He said it in a very authoritative manner which made … Continue reading #8 Babylon – Outside of the Library
"I can't remember how I got here." On the floor of a magnificent library lay a young man bruised and burned. His bright uniform in ruins, covered in blood. His conical helmet (huliam) lay somewhere amidst the piles of broken clay tablets on the ground. He tried to gather his thoughts as smoke slowly started … Continue reading #7 Assyrian Empire – In the Library.
Dear Cyrus 'Shah of Persia', First of all, I want to say that I am a great fan of your work. Dude, you built the biggest and richest empire the world has ever seen. You built it from basically nothing. Generally, rivers are awesome for starting civilizations, but your people managed to bring the water … Continue reading #6 Achaemenid Empire – Letter to Cyrus, King of Persia
When looking through history we stumble upon the same concept over and over again. The concept of good and evil. Right and wrong. Them and us. People are obsessed with these distinctions. But this, again, is a manmade concept, same as the concept of time and borders are made to benefit the people administering these … Continue reading #5 Ancient Greece : Alexander, I Like That Guy.