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Cursing, Roman Style August 26, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Cursing, Roman Style

***Dedicated to Mac, Invisible and Southern Man who sent the latest British curse tablet in*** The Romans were, as is well known, good at everything. They could start land wars in Asia and win; they could sell their soul for the fruits of the known world and enjoy said fruits; they could sail to southern […]

Curse Thy Neighbour September 9, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
Curse Thy Neighbour

Beachcombing was thinking about war today (as you do) and immediately the generations (actually three semesters) fell away and he saw one of his favourite students, a Southern Baptist, giving a passionate and articulate Christian justification for killing: it was a long list that began with Genesis 15 and ended, triumphantly, with Matthew 10, 34 […]