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Joshua Mark
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Attended State University of New York at New Paltz
Lives in Staatsburg, NY
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https://joshuajmark.bandcamp.com/album/secrets-that-you-knew My album of songs "Secrets That You Knew" on BandCamp. Hope you like them. Dedicated to Betsy Mark - who has made all things possible. Thanks!
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Lydia was a region of western Asia Minor which prospered due to its natural resources and position on trading routes between the Mediterranean and Asia. The Kingdom of Lydia flourished in the 7th and 6th centuries...
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Ireland in January is beautiful as ever but stark and cold and, on this visit, I've lost count of the number of people who think I'm crazy to have come in the season when even the trees try to crouch out of the wind.
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http://flickread.com/edition/html/56d426ea3a1e3#1Spring 2016 issue of Timeless Travels Magazine out now - articles on Greece, Scotland, Sicily, and the great travel writer Freya Stark.
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Pulque is an alcoholic drink which was first drunk by the Maya, Aztecs, Huastecs and other cultures in ancient Mesoamerica. Similar to beer, it is made from the fermented juice or sap of the maguey plant...
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A story on a papyrus dating from the 2nd century CE relates that the goddess Isis, bestowing gifts on humanity, gave as much power and honor to women as she did to men. This tale reflects the high status...
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The Phoenicians, based on a narrow coastal strip of the Levant, put their excellent seafaring skills to good use and created a network of colonies and trade centres across the ancient Mediterranean. Their...
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The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys is an ancient Egyptian text in which the two goddess-sisters call the soul of the god Osiris to rejoin the living. The poem takes the form almost of a call-and-response...
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Thankyou Joshua for all and the excellent work
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Osiris is the Egyptian Lord of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead, brother-husband to Isis, and one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt. The name `Osiris' is the Latinized form of the Egyptian...
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I think that's fascinating. I wonder when it took on that meaning. I'm going to have to look into this further.
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http://flickread.com/edition/html/56d426ea3a1e3#32 Article on Freya Stark (1893-1993) from the latest issue of Timeless Travels Magazine.
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Hi Joshua! Please write to me. I am planning a trip to Iran's Ancient Cities PLUS Turkey's Ancient Cities. I have only been in Beautiful Istanbul. Bestregards, Diana
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The revolt of the gladiator Spartacus in 73-71 BCE remains the most successful slave revolt in the history of Rome. The rebellion is known as the Third Servile War and was the last of three major slave revolts...
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I very much enjoyed Joshua's essay on Sartacus, but I am left with curiosity about his reflexive qualms, paralleling the qualms of other commentators, disallowing Spartacus any serious credit for intentionality or meaningful heroism. True, we must not confer on men who lived 21 centuries ago the ideological analyses of our own time. Spartacus and Crixus were not Marxists. But whether they sought only personal freedom or the larger goal of the collapse of Roman imperialism is an intellectually false choice. If asked, they would certainly have chosen both, since they acted on the very universal, human impulses to pursue lives of freedom and prosperity for themselves and their people. There is no obligation on the part of objective scholarship to dampen or constrain the common man's courage and heroism evident in the story of the Third Servile War.
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Writer/Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia/Part-Time Philosophy Professor
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Writing, Editing, Research, Teaching.
Employment
  • Ancient History Encyclopedia
    Content Editor, 2009 - present
    Writing articles and definitions for the site as well as editing and proof-reading the content others submit.
  • Marist College
    Part-Time Philosophy Professor/Writing Tutor, 2000 - present
    Teaching classes on Philosophy primarily although I have also taught history, literature, and writing. I also work as a tutor in the Marist College Writing Center.
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Staatsburg, NY
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Joshua J. Mark, free-lance writer, philosophy professor, writing tutor, historian
Introduction
Joshua J. Mark is a freelance writer and editor who has lived in Greece and Germany and presently lives in upstate New York, USA, with his family. His non-fiction appears regularly on Ancient History Encyclopedia, where he is also a co-founder and editor, focusing primarily on Mesopotamia and Egypt (though he has also written on other civilizations). His published fiction includes `When There Were Trees' through Writes for All Magazine, `Black Rose' through Infective Ink, `Asking for Life' through Hudson Valley Halloween Magazine, and `After the Funeral' through Five Stop Story as well as other short fiction through print and on-line. He is a past contributor to both Ancient Planet Online Journal, writing on Mesopotamia, and Celtic Guide Magazine writing on Scotland. Mark teaches English and Philosophy part-time at Marist College where he is also a tutor in the Writing Center.
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I travel around with an enlightened dog named Sophia crawling into ancient ruins and generally having a great time.
Education
  • State University of New York at New Paltz
    1986
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