Commonplaces from SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Posted on March 28th, 2017

You have 2 highlighted passages You have 0 notes Last annotated on March 27, 2017 ‘They create desolation and call it...

Commonplaces from The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam by Thomas Cleary

Posted on March 26th, 2017

Islam does not demand unreasoned believe. Rather, it invites intelligent faith, growing from observation, reflection,...

Commonplaces from Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

Part I: Writing Rules: How to Write Better (and How to Hate Writing Less 1: Everybody Writes "If you want to be a w...

Commonplaces from Inferno by Dante

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

You have 5 highlighted passages You have 1 note Last annotated on March 21, 2017 seeking for a sanctuary –Read more a...

Commonplaces from Book of Mormon by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Posted on March 21st, 2017

You have 4 highlighted passages You have 3 notes Last annotated on March 20, 2017 the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I t...

Commonplaces from Marcus Aurelius: A Life by Frank McLynn

Posted on March 17th, 2017

The Elizabethan thinker Francis Bacon stated that: 'Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast, or a G...

Commonplaces from The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Pierre Hadot

Posted on March 15th, 2017

1: The Emperor-Philosopher Marcus Aurelius learned from his teacher, Junius Rusticus, as Marcus himself tells us in ...

Commonplaces from The Natural Law by Heinrich A. Rommen

Posted on March 15th, 2017

You have 138 highlighted passages You have 4 notes Last annotated on March 14, 2017 “Our modern dictators," he remark...

Commonplaces from The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential...in Business and in Life by Leo Babauta

Posted on March 13th, 2017

You have 86 highlighted passages You have 0 notes Last annotated on March 12, 2017 Simplicity boils down to two steps...

Commonplaces from Martial's Epigrams: A Selection by Garry Wills

Posted on March 10th, 2017

1.8 If, unlike Cato, you stay pure, Forgoing suicide's allure, I find you better for denying Cheap praise solicited b...

Christopher Hurtado

Christopher Hurtado has over twenty-five years' experience teaching a broad range of subjects. He is self-taught in the classics, holds a Bachelor's in Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a serial entrepreneur with startup and takeover/turnaround experience in various industries. He has varying degrees of fluency in twelve languages and has lived and traveled abroad extensively. He lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife, Alysia, and their children.