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NAME OF THE WIND

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  • Machi shared from Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity by J. E. Lendon
    It is in battle that a hero wins the admiration, the glory-the kleos, the kudos-that conveys high rank, honor, worth, or worthiness: time. In the epic formula, battle is "where men win glory."8
  • Machi shared from Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity by J. E. Lendon
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    Note: Aretē is bravery, and I tend to agree with the first part of this statement. I'm cautious to be firm in that conviction, but, I have strong bravery related feelings.
  • Machi shared from American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Even Nothing cannot last forever. He might have been there, been Nowhere, for ten minutes or for ten thousand years. It made no difference: time was an idea for which he no longer had any need. He could no longer remember his real name. He felt empty and cleansed, in that place that was not a place. He was without form, and void. He was nothing.
    Note: Just got to this part in American gods....
  • Machi shared from Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
    Gary from Corporate Accounts, who had recently broken up with his girlfriend, due to what Gary persisted in describing as a slight misunderstanding (he had thought she would be rather more understanding about his sleeping with her best friend than she had in fact turned out to be),
  • Machi shared from Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance by Richard Francis Burton
    'Among the sages, Narudu; among the beasts, the jackal; among the birds, the crow; among men, the barber; and in this world woman-is the most crafty.'
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