The Gallic Wars, Part 2: Barbarians!

Before we get started on the actual events of Julius Caesar’s campaign in Gaul, I need to explain something. I know in my series I do a lot of pre-posts like this where I clear up the situation, but this is important as it will influence your understanding of the sides in this war. AndContinue reading “The Gallic Wars, Part 2: Barbarians!”

The Gallic Wars, Part 1: The Eye Of The Storm

Hey all! Now that we are finished with the Crusades, I thought I would go back to a book analysis. This time we are doing The Gallic Wars, a gripping autobiography of Julius Caesar. I thought it would be good to start with a brief overview of Rome at the time. Rome prospered. It hadContinue reading “The Gallic Wars, Part 1: The Eye Of The Storm”

The Crusades, Part 6: Showdown!!!

Saladin had conquered the holy land. He had beaten back the crusaders city after city until they only owned the fortress of Tyre. He had destroyed there army and captured there generals. But the head general, Guy of Lusignan, was treated well by Saladin. He was treated as a king, and got all of theContinue reading “The Crusades, Part 6: Showdown!!!”

The Crusades, Part 5: Saladin Strikes Back

Hey all! As promised a few hours ago, here is another post on the Crusades! In this post, we are going to be looking at Saladin, the ruler of the Ayyubids. I will give a quick summary of the second crusade; it was pretty unimportant. A bunch of renegade knights travel to the levant afterContinue reading “The Crusades, Part 5: Saladin Strikes Back”

The Crusades, Part 4: Noble’s aren’t Noble

Hello all! Today we are continuing our crusades series. Speaking of starting over, I wanted to say sorry for not being as consistent with my blog recently- I try to publish a post every Sunday (something to cheer people up as they face the impeding doom that is the workweek) but recently I have beenContinue reading “The Crusades, Part 4: Noble’s aren’t Noble”

The Crusades, Part 3: 60,000 Peasants vs. 1,001 Arabian Knights

Hey all! Another crusades post this week. I know that I used this title for the last post, but it seemed more fitting here. The thing is, last time we were still preparing the setting but we will actually get some fighting today. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride! Peasants from all aroundContinue reading “The Crusades, Part 3: 60,000 Peasants vs. 1,001 Arabian Knights”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 10

Hey all! Sorry this is late…. I was pretty overworked the week before break. But I am on vacation right now, so hopefully I can crank out a few of these! Anyways, today we are going to be finishing The Republic. Heads up, I am pretty sure Plato smoked some grass before he wrote thisContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 10”