Category Archives: Opinion Piece

Ancient Greeks and Romans Wouldn’t Mourn The Loss of a Mother???

I apologize if this post is a bit late, but I have been busy lately and in a drought of substantial ideas to write about. I just don’t want you all to think I’ve fallen off the grid! However, I … Continue reading

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Some Things I Learned About Studying History…

Throughout my history blog, I’e reiterated time and time again many points when it comes to the study of history, but I wanted to put some of the most important ones in a list that have been touched upon in … Continue reading

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History is Interesting’s 4th Anniversary!

Can you believe it’s been 4 years of blogging about history? I can’t! In 4 years, I’ve covered from pre-history up to modern history! Since my interests in history go by time period, I focus on an time frame, such … Continue reading

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“What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?”: Rightful Acknowledgement or Western Supremacy?

There’s this Monty Python sketch from The Life of Brian where one of the Jews asks the question in the title above, as the Romans were their “oppressors” in Roman Palestine at the time of Jesus (and Brian). Another comically … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: The Importance of Cultural Context

I have made the point before that cultural context matters when trying to ascribe meaning to something someone from a distant time period or foreign culture has to say. Cultural context refers to what something means in the particular culture … Continue reading

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Yes, Kids Can Handle Darker Themes in Movies…

Two movies I personally find to be a goldmine of deep themes and intellectual richness for children are The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Disney, and The Prince of Egypt by Dreamworks. The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of … Continue reading

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You’re Not Alone…

Human nature makes us wonder about if others are like us. I think that’s what ultimately drives the search for alien life out there. Aside from the very intriguing scientific possibility of different kinds of life from our own on … Continue reading

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