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The “casus belli” for WW1

[Reading time: 3 minutes] The assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the june 28th 1914 is recognized as the “casus belli” for WW1, and almost everybody knows that Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, shot to death the archduke... Continue Reading →

“Poenus est, omnes linguas scit”

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Languages of Carthaginian Army Carthage was a famous city-state in ancient history that fought three wars against Rome, almost defeating it. Carthage, because of its Phoenician origins, unlike the other states that had power at that... Continue Reading →

Hattori Hanzo and Ninjas from feudal Japan to Kill Bill

[Reading time: 3 minutes] Almost everybody knows Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece “Kill Bill” (2003), a movie focused on the story of Beatrix Kiddo, played by Uma Thurman, and her thirst for vengeance towards Bill. In this movie Beatrix goes to japan... Continue Reading →

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