Two Reasons to Take Cool Showers

Two Reasons to Take Cool Showers

“All these things are interconnected.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager This is one of my all-time favorite quotations. It speaks to so many things. The original context in Xenophon is Ischomachus reporting how he would put his horse through its paces while riding over...
Making Brave Men

Making Brave Men

“Go, stranger, and to Lacedaemon tell That here, obeying her behests, we fell.” Spartan Monument at Thermopylae, as recorded by Herodotus in The Histories Few stories in our history so capture the imagination. One king with three hundred men, another king with three...
Return of the Master, Readiness to Fight

Return of the Master, Readiness to Fight

‘You, herdsman, and you, too, swineherd… Would you be men enough to stand by Odysseus if he came back? Would you bear arms for him…?’ The cowherd said: ‘Ah, let the master come! Father Zeus, grant our old wish! Some courier guide him back! Then judge what stuff is in...

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