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I’m Feeling Fine in the Modern Age

The concept of dividing history into several different ages is a common one, which shows up in multiple societies, but perhaps most famously in the work of the Greek poet Hesiod. In Works and Days, he splits history into the … Continue reading

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For Great Justice

We’re all familiar with the depiction of Justice as a blindfolded woman holding scales. As with a lot of anthropomorphic personifications, this image largely derives from Greco-Roman mythology, but from a few different deities. The first relevant goddess is Themis, … Continue reading

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Dice Dice Baby

While some historical games of chance have been played with all kinds of marked throwable objects, dice as we know them have been around for centuries. Millennia, even. The oldest known dice were found at an archaeological site in modern-day … Continue reading

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