Accidents happen. Sometimes the members of Team Kimberlin do something that is fitting. A couple of the pseudonyms used by writers at
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Take Xenophon for example. The real Xenophon the Athenian seems to fit the pattern of what Matt Osborne wishes he could be: Xenophon was talented writer whose prose flows like poetry. He was a successful, heroic soldier. He’s remembered as an important historian. And he was a strong opponent of democracy, believing that an elite should rule. At best, Osborne only gets one out of four in real life, and even in that, he would fail to make the cut for the side on which he wishes to be.
And then there’s Marcus Crassus. The real Crassus was the failure among the three members of the First Triumvirate (the others members were Pompey and Caesar). Although he was probably the richest man in Rome during his life, much of his wealth was obtained through corruption, and he’s mostly remembered for two things—defeating Spartacus in the Third Servile War and getting himself killed in an ill-conceived attempt to equal Caesar’s accomplishments in Gaul by invading Parthia.
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