Books On Famous Historian's And, Philosophers

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  1. Marie Mallery

    Marie Mallery Veteran Member
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    Who is your favorite one of these?
    I have many not that it matters because we never learn from history or pay attention to the wise.

    I did like reading and study of those like,

    Winston Churchill
    Many of the Roman scholars and famous men in general, like our founders and even barbarians like the Vikings and Norsemen.
    I also like Ayn Rand
     
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    Thank you very much for this fascinating topic! As I am half Italian, naturally I am very fascinated by Roman scholars. This applies equally, for example, to Julius Caesar, Cicero, Seneca, and Virgil. However, I must confess that I became really fascinated by them only after finishing school. The same applies to similar works from Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt. Furthermore, I read books about Winston Churchill and the Irish, as well as the American founding fathers. I'm fascinated by Scandinavia in general, but I've never really immersed myself in such books. Admittedly, this is the first time I've read about Ayn Rand, but I'll inform myself more about her shortly.
     
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    Martina, hello and welcome.

    Your very much welcome, I've quoted Cicero many times, here a few.

    I like the one that warns of the traitor, how dangerous a traitor is to a nation, Cicero ends up saying " the traitor is a plaque." Marcus Tullius Cicero.
    And Julius Cesar warning about the leader who bangs the drums of war'. Drums Of War 'Cesar.
    We never listen or learn but I have always enjoyed studying history.
    I don't study much now though.
     
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    Hello @Marie Mallery, and thank you for your welcome!

    Additionally, thank you for sharing the quotes from Cicero and Julius Caesar. You are absolutely right; they are both significant statements. Cicero compares the traitor to a plaque on which all that is good and noble is erased. No less dangerous is a leader who beats the drums of war. With his words, Julius Caesar warns urgently of the consequences of a war that causes suffering and mortality throughout the people.

    It's really bad that people learn too rarely from the mistakes in the past. To be honest, I started to study history more intensively after I left the school. I probably partly didn't have the appropriate teachers.

    I don't have much leisure time, but especially when I'm travelling, I'm very interested in history. When I visited Sofia, I remember being very impressed by the buildings from different eras and cultures standing right next to each other.
     
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    Martina seems as if the further back in history we go the more it proves mist ignore the warnings it gives us.
     
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    Marcus Aurelius was a very wise man and seemed to understand human nature. We are lucky that so much from that era was written down. Later writers had to be very careful what they said. Shakespeare was a very clever man but Queen Elizabeth was paranoid about her claim to the throne, so he had to be careful to twist the facts to suit her.
     
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    I didn't know anything about him, so I googled his quotes, I was referring to a much earlier scholar Marcus Tullius Cecero.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman statesman, lawyer, and philosopher. Here are some interesting facts about him12345:



    Aurelius,

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