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Spartan Wit

Spartan wit was famous.   Laconic (Laconia was another word for Sparta) means short, pithy, to the point. Plutarch, the old Greek historian,  gives some examples: Once a Spartan king was watching a show with a sword-swallower.  “That’s easily done here … Continue reading

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The Delphic Oracle

The Priestess of Delphi by Hon. John Collier There is endless fantasy writing on this subject. Writers have been outdoing each other for over two thousand years. Here are some unromanticized views. H. W. Parke in his A History of … Continue reading

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