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Greatest Historian???

Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (30 November 1817–1 November 1903) was a German classical scholar and historian, generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He … Continue reading

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When is the Winner Also a Loser?

Pyrrhic victory noun  Definition:   bitter victory: a victory won at such great cost to the victor that it is tantamount to a defeat [Late 19th century. < Pyrrhus]

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Germany’s Greatest Historian!???

  Theodor Mommsen German historian Theodor Mommsen won the 1902 Nobel Prize in literature. Mommsen’s Roman History is considered one of the best historical pieces ever written.

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