Monthly Archives: July 2020

Battleship

Battleship

Having roots in the French game L’Attaque and American Basilinda, this strategy and guessing game is said to have been played by Russians before World War I. The first commercial version of this game was named Salvo. Battleship is played…
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Callista

Callista

Death. Everlasting life. A reality that modern culture has almost completely lost. Yet, Saint John Henry Newman evoked this theme in his novel, Callista in an excellent and most beautiful way. Undoubtedly it is important how we live, but it’s…
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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

As most of the teenagers nowadays, Robinson rebelled against his parents and run away from home. He never learned from his past mistakes and continued to venture into dangerous journeys: after being enslaved by a Moor, the “prodigal son” escapes,…
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Typhoon

Typhoon

Though he learned to write in English just in his twenties, Joseph Korzeniowski Conrad succeeded to create some of the most wonderful novels written in Shakespeare’s language. When you read any of his stories, the only thing you cannot say…
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Backgammon

Backgammon

One of the oldest board games (almost 5,000 years old) combines strategy and luck. Most scholars agree that the word comes from the Middle English baec (back) and gamen (game). The game is represented in art, such as “The Triumph…
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The Aeneid

The Aeneid

The Aeneid is the very first major literary work that proves the immense influence of Homer’s poem The Iliad. Virgil, its Latin author, wanted his whole life to become – literary and especially aesthetically – a faithful disciple of the blind Greek…
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A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet is the first published story in the famous series dedicated to the detective Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes when they become roommates at the famous…
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