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Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta


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Meditation on Alcmaeon, Physician Philosopher

From Clement’s Miscellanies VI:

Alcmaeon of Croton says that it is easier to be on your guard against an enemy than against a friend.

Tangents and Non Sequiturs From Prudence:

This seems to be the perfect advice to give to all the new incoming US Senators and Representatives.

The Prudence translation: Beware the welcome party until you are sure you can tell the difference between a smile and bared teeth.


Pre-Socratic Self Quiz:

Free Day! No quiz.

Celebrate by making up your own question that will show how brilliant you are when you answer it with ease.


Tomorrow: Xenophanes

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