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Helen of Troy

October 5th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in 2000

The face that launched a thousand ships may never have existed for all we know. There are no contemporary records of Helen of Troy, who is sometimes believed to have lived in Greece in the 13th century BC. Excavations at the site of the ancient Troy, now in modern Turkey, […]

Cleopatra – The doomed Pharaoh

October 5th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, 5-11 October 2000

Half-Greek, half-Persian and all Egyptian, Cleopatra was a woman who asserted her authority in a man’s world on her own terms. Historians, mostly men, have rarely forgiven her for that, while the fascination she has held for generations is comparable to that of Alexander the Great.

A descendant of the Greek […]

Herodotus

August 24th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, August 24-30, 2000

Somewhere around 430 BC in Greece, a man in his mid-fifties completed a medium sized book on which he had been working all his life. The book was about the heroic struggle between his own people, the Greeks, and the mighty empire of the Persians. But this political story was […]

Analyzing Aristotle

August 10th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, August 10-16, 2000

It would be erroneous to call anyone the father of all knowledge, but if such a title were to be given to a single person, it would have to be Aristotle.

This great old man of Greece lived more than 23 centuries ago, but his stamp can still be seen […]

The mystery of Alexander

July 13th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, July 13-19, 2000

Alexander the Great can be singled out as a figure in human history who has inspired every generation in almost all regions of the world for twenty-three centuries without being founder of any religion. It can be said that each age has re-evaluated the meaning of Alexander’s life in order […]

Socrates – The trial of reason

May 25th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, in May 25-31, 2000

Every society carries two evils in its wake. The first is a desire for conformity. The second, arising out of it, is a vengeance against anyone who stands out as different. This is true of any society, irrespective of its form of government. Be it a monarchy or a […]