The Story of Democraczy: Chapter Thirteen

by Martin Gantman

Freedom of . . .             1,791 AD

Revolution                     1,775 AD

Enlightenment                1,700 AD

and Romanticism

Very Early Modern         1,500 AD

Late Middle Ages            1,300 AD

High Middle Ages            1,000 AD

Early Middle Ages              400 AD

Pericles:                            450 BC

Ephialtes:                           465 BC

Cleisthenes:                       500 BC

Solon:                               600 BC

Hammurabi:                    1,800 BC

Ur Nammu:                     2,000 BC

Gilgamesh:                      2,500 BC

Sumeria:                          5,300 BC

Lascaux:                        30,000 BC

Religious activity:          100,000 BC

Homo sapiens:               130,000 BC

Homo erectus:            1,500,000 BC

Homo habilis:              2,500,000 BC

“The root of the ancient estimation of politics [was] the conviction that man qua man, each individual in his unique distinctness, appears and confirms himself in speech and action, and that these activities, despite their material futility, possess an enduring quality of their own because they create their own remembrance.”   – Hannah Arendt

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. In its most common form fire can result in conflagration, which has the potential to cause physical damage through burning. The positive effects of fire include stimulating growth and maintaining various ecological systems. The negative effects of fire include water contamination, soil erosion, atmospheric pollution and hazard to animal and human life.   – Wikipedia

It may be a fire

Tomorrow it may be nothing

It may reach up to the sky

Light up everything I know

Everywhere I go from now

I will see better than before

–  Moody Blues