Monthly Archives: July 2014

Trailer Goodness (?) and “Gravity”(!)

A couple of film trailers have dropped recently that have sent tongues a-waggin’ (so to speak). The first is for the fourth instalment of the “Mad Max” series (which, unfortunately, was not shot in Australia like the previous three, does … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 10

The Fourth Crusade “Constantine’s fine city, the common delight and boast of all nations, was laid waste by fire and blackened by soot, taken and emptied of all wealth, public and private, as well as that which was consecrated by … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” Thucydides.

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Quote of the Day

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 9

Alexios Komnenos and the Crusaders “When Pope Urban had said these … things in his urbane discourse, he so influenced to one purpose the desires of all who were present, that they cried out ‘It is the will of God! … Continue reading

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Unleash the “Fury”!

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