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Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the titular character, written circa 360 BC. The work puts forward speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings. It is followed by the dialogue Critias. Speakers of the dialogue are Socrates, Timaeus of Locri, Hermocrates, and Critias. Some scholars believe that it is not the Critias of the Thirty Tyrants who is appearing in this dialogue, but his grandfather, who is also named Critias.

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Going back in time to examine some of history's most intriguing civilizations, this series investigates different time periods to offer fascinating facts to a young age group. Short, snappy facts about these thrilling historical figures, artifacts, and locations will keep children in awe, while guaranteeing a little learning in the process. With a bright, youthful design and colorful images, this series presents young readers with concise information and a glossary with key words explained to ai...

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One of Canadas most famous and controversial Arctic explorers, Vilhjalmur Stefansson contributed immensely to knowledge about the Far North.

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The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms. For the first time they had some idea of the terrible price that would be paid for the preservation of the Union. On 6 April 1862 General Albert Sidney Johnston caught Grant and Sherman by surprise and very nearly drove them into the River Tennessee, but was mortally wounded in the process. Somehow Grant and Sherman hung on and the...

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Grandfather's Journal by Austin Dobbins

Published 1 December 1988


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The Home Counties Magazine Volume 8

Published 10 January 2012


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Public Office in Early Rome by Roberta Stewart

Published 15 November 2010


Studies of Roman politics have traditionally emphasized individual personalities or groups of personalities and have explained political behavior in terms of contests for individual power or group power. By contrast, Roberta Stewart focuses on being the religious institution of the ""allotment"" of duties among elected officials as a primary control on Roman politics. She examines in detail the procedure of allotment, the roles of popular election and allotment in defining public authority and d...

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Walking Fingers

Published 1 September 2004