Quotes of the Day: On Death

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist death is not there. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”-Epicurus “Which death is preferable to every other? The unexpected.”-Julius Caesar “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”-Socrates “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the […]

Quotes of the Day: On Education

“The only good is knowledge. The only evil is ignorance.”-Herodotus “Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory than education without natural ability”-Cicero “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”-Aristotle “No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to […]

Quotes of the Day. On Friendship.

“What sweetness is left if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinfolk.”-Cicero “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and nods when I nod. May shadow does that much better.”-Plutarch “Of all the […]

Quotes of the day: On War.

“In nothing less than war do events correspond to men’s calculation. Everything is at your disposal when adjusting a peace, but in battle you must be content with the fortune the gods shall impose upon you.”-Livy, attributed to Hannibal “An unjust peace is better than a just war.”-Cicero “In peace sons bury their fathers. In […]

Quotes of the Day

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.-Aristotle Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?-Cicero

Notable Women of the Roman Republic: Hortensia

Hortensia was the daughter of Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, 114 BC to 56 BC. Hortensius was regarded by many as the best legal advocate and orator of his day, rivaled only by the great Marcus Tullius Cicero. Hortensia, growing up in her father’s household was well educated and had studied Greek and Roman  history, philosophy and […]