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The Karma Chronicles, Swords to Plowshares Edition…

From (some of) the same folks who brought us America’s Army, “the official army game” and recruiting tool, a new–  and very different– simulation, Virtual Peace, “the humanitarian assistance simulator”…

As we ruminate on radical juxtaposition, we might compose a birthday line or two for Quintus Horatius Flaccus– Horace– the Roman soldier and poet, born on this date in 65 BCE…  Horace’s Satires, Epodes, Odes, and Epistles, have earned him a reputation akin to Virgil’s…  He was in some ways the antithesis of yesterday’s honoree Cicero; an apologist for empire, Horace was Augustus’ Poet Laureate.  He may have coined, but was in any case the first to use “carpe diem” in a recorded setting.   And he offered this good advice:  “Add a sprinkling of folly to your long deliberations.”

Horace, as imagined by Anton von Werner

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December 8, 2008 at 1:01 am

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