How Armor Actually Worked: A Look at Armor through the Ages

Hey! Another Bret-Deveraux inspired paper today. I am going to look at different suits of armor from about 500 B.C to about 1700 A.D. Then I am going to explain which I find most effective. Anyways, lets start. Our adventure begins with the Ancient Greeks. The Ancient Greeks, as you probably know, were divided intoContinue reading “How Armor Actually Worked: A Look at Armor through the Ages”

The Pros and Cons of Model Painting: Is It Worth It?

I recently started painting Warhammer models, and I decided it would make a good article to analyze its value. If you do not know what Warhammer is, it is fairly simple. Though it has been expanded into video games, books, movies, and all kinds of merch, the essential game is buying sets of parts, cutting/clippingContinue reading “The Pros and Cons of Model Painting: Is It Worth It?”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 5

Hey! Today I will be writing about Book 5 of the Republic. Enjoy! Socrates begins Book 5 saying that the city/person they have described is good and ideal, and all others are bad. He states there are four kinds of bad cities. But just as he is about to get into this, he is interruptedContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 5”

The Rise of the Roman Republic, Part 2:The First Punic war

In the early days of Rome (basically the first hundred or so years of Roman history), Rome was constantly at war with the mountain nations of eastern and southern Italy, and the Frankish and Germanic tribes of central and northern Italy. After all that conquest, Rome became a major power in the Mediterranean, one ofContinue reading “The Rise of the Roman Republic, Part 2:The First Punic war”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 4

Hello! Today I am writing about book 4. AS always, Id love a critique or just a comment saying your view in the comment section. Enjoy! Socrates explains the conditions of the soldiers in the city. They must have very strict limitations and must not aloud to be feral and begin harassing the citizens becauseContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 4”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 3

Book 3 begins with a conversation about bravery and cowardice. Socrates continues to talk about education of the youth, and how we should try to shape their minds. First of all, he says we obviously don’t want them to fear death. So, Socrates asks Adeimantus, should we really be telling the tales of the gruelingContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 3”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 2

Hey! A few updates: I know it’s not Sunday yet, but my reading was ahead of my writing, so I had to do one paper early. Normally, though, (until I finish the Republic,) I’ll have a post on the next book on Wednesday and on Sunday. To keep up with my reading, I am goingContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 2”