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  1. Discourses of Epictetus (book review)

    Why am I posting book reviews? Because reading books is time-consuming. No one wants to spend a month or two reading a lousy book. I'll offer here my "two cents" on whatever book I finish.

    Discourses of Epictetus

    This work offers a good look into the Stoic philosophy with which Paul has contact in Acts 17. It is the four surviving books of the 8-book compilation by Arrian of Epictetus' teachings.

    The reader gets the hang of Epictetus' basic system ...
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  2. The War With Hannibal, Livy (book review)

    Why am I posting book reviews? Because reading books is time-consuming. No one wants to spend a month or two reading a lousy book. I'll offer here my "two cents" on whatever book I finish.

    The War With Hannibal, Livy

    Round two between Rome and Carthage. Titus Livius takes us through Punic War II which began with Hannibal storming Roman ally Saguntum and his daring trek across the Alps into Italy. I was looking forward to this book for a long time now, and I'm ...
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  3. On the Nature of Things, Lucretius (book review)

    Why am I posting book reviews? Because reading books is time-consuming. No one wants to spend a month or two reading a lousy book. I'll offer here my "two cents" on whatever book I finish.

    On the Nature of Things, Lucretius

    To remedy my gaping void of philosophical knowledge, I have started down that road with Lucretius' work dedicated to a friend, Memmius. This work gives us a look into the Epicurean philosophy with which Paul had contact in Acts 17.
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    Updated Jan 22nd 2009 at 08:59 PM by Biastai (clearer title)

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  4. 1984, George Orwell (book review)

    Why am I posting book reviews? Because reading books is time-consuming. No one wants to spend a month or two reading a lousy book. I'll offer here my "two cents" on whatever book I finish.

    1984, George Orwell

    Just finished listening to this on audio while driving. I will run into some difficulty reviewing this as I must guard against revealing spoilers.

    The year is 1984 (the book was written in 1949) in the country called Oceania. The story follows ...

    Updated Jan 22nd 2009 at 08:59 PM by Biastai (clearer title)

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  5. History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides (book review)

    Why am I posting book reviews? Because reading books is time-consuming. No one wants to spend a month or two reading a lousy book. I'll offer here my "two cents" on whatever book I finish.

    History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides

    Why would a Christian want to read this book? First of all, its an exciting book about an exciting event written by an author who was also a participant. This war would go on to leave Hellas in tatters making it easy prey for the ...

    Updated Jan 22nd 2009 at 09:00 PM by Biastai (clearer title)

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