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The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero

A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

Theodoric the Ostrogoth

In Famous Men of the Middle Ages

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John H. Haaren and A.B. Poland and John Henry Haaren

“THE study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in me…

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In Anabasis

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Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave hi…

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