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#205484 - 01/10/06 02:59 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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The Gallic War , Gaius Julius Caesar
The Civil War , Caesar
Histories , Herodotus
The Peloponnesian War , Thucydides

And our Secondary sources:

Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War , G. Daly
Wars of the Ancient Greeks , V.D. Hansen
Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation , W. Heckel and J.C. Yardley
Constant Battles: Why We Fight , S. Le Blanc

as well as bits and pieces from other works and historians.

Ain't school fun?
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#205485 - 01/10/06 04:06 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
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i (finally) got miyamoto musashis book of 5 rings, now i'm just getting to grips with it lol. going to by sun tzu's the art of war.

also bought bushido, samurai ethics and the soul of japan by imazo nitobe. its helped me understand some things about bushido that i didn't before.
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#205486 - 01/10/06 10:28 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: funstick5000]
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"Jokes for the John - Part Two"

(elitist snobs)

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#205487 - 01/23/06 12:05 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: hedkikr]
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The 50 Most Significant Individuals in Recorded History: A Rank in Descending Order.

by Stan Russo
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#205488 - 01/24/06 02:57 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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Of the dozen or so things at the moment, the one pertinent to this forum would be 'The Story of the 47 Ronin'. Trying to finish before the DVD set arrives. Good story.
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#205489 - 01/24/06 08:08 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: kusojiji]
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"Curious George Takes a Job" by H.A. Rey

(just for the pictures )

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#205490 - 01/24/06 09:16 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: harlan]
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Sorry. Thought I was in the book forum.


Edited by oldman (01/24/06 12:36 PM)

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#205491 - 01/26/06 05:59 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: funstick5000]
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Loc: Oxford, England
Quote:

i (finally) got miyamoto musashis book of 5 rings, now i'm just getting to grips with it lol. going to by sun tzu's the art of war.

also bought bushido, samurai ethics and the soul of japan by imazo nitobe. its helped me understand some things about bushido that i didn't before.




The thing is with the book of the five rings there are four (or more) translations, Ive read two of them (cant remember who wrote them though).

Ive one where it reads in the fire chapter "body of a rocky crag" and read another where it as "body of a rocky wall" and both only say it is an oral tradition.

According to my teacher who has the original, correct translations, it should only be "body of a rock" and there should be a paragraph underneath explaoning the meaning.

Acording to my teacher, there are other things the other translations fail to neglect such as "muninmuso" and other inaccurate tranlations such as peircing the bottom witch is actually peircing the depths.

dcm
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#205492 - 01/26/06 08:48 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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Quote:

Sorry. Thought I was in the book forum.




Edited by harlan (01/26/06 09:09 AM)

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