ABOUT

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Welcome to qcurtius.com.

 

I am a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps with deployed service worldwide.  I was on active duty for over four years, and a reservist for four more.  I eventually resigned from the reserves in 2000 at the rank of major.

After leaving active duty in the USMC, I decided to go to law school.  I became an attorney, founded a law firm with another attorney in 2000, and for many years now have been practicing as a trial attorney in federal and state courts.

I have lived in several countries, speak several languages, and continue to travel frequently.

I currently have five published books, which are:

On Duties:  A Guide To Conduct, Obligations, And Decision-Making

Thirty-Seven

Pantheon

Stoic Paradoxes

Pathways

I created this site with three purposes in mind:  to educate, to entertain, and to inspire.  These three things are our mission.  I write because I must write.  I have a desire to educate, to inform, and to inspire others.

He who is not passionate himself, who is not imbued with zeal, cannot inspire passion in others.

To know a man’s worth, you must look at his track record and his achievements.  And beneath this, you must look at his character, fortitude, and tenacity.  Some of the best ways to convey the principles and lessons of life is to use history, biography, and one’s own hard-fought personal experience.  Some of the best ways to guide our lives is to look at the philosophies and teachings of those who came before us.

I am not alone here.  I walk with many others.  A thousand statesmen, inventors, saints, scholars, artists, poets, athletes, mystics, seekers, lovers, musicians, and philosophers inhabit this space with us, and imbue us with their wisdom.

This is our shared space, this Fortress of the Mind.

We are nourished and guided by their celestial lights.  Let us explore together, and see what we may find. About ourselves, and about our world.

To our readers, we will here repeat these lines of Lucan (Pharsalia VII.277 and IX.392):

Ite per ignavas gentes famosaque regna

Et primo ferri motu prosternite mundum…

At qui sponsore salutis

Miles eget capiturque animae dulcedine, vadat

Ad dominum meliore via.

And this means:

“Make your way through the unworthy peoples and the renowned nations,

And strike the world down with the first stroke of your blade…

But if any fighter needs an assurance of safety and is beholden to the easy life,

Let him take an easier path with a different instructor.”

 

Questions for Quintus can be directed to:  qcurtius@gmail.com.  

 

21 thoughts on “ABOUT

      • Hmmm, thanks for the reply. I know not about such things regarding cost, high enough demand, etc. I’d think Roosh would help. Plus, an RoK article or two focusing on the book – Now in AUDIO! Listen while at the gym. Quintus’s book will inspire you. Etc. Maybe Roosh should look into publishing someday? Red Pill, “neo-masculine” man-o-sphere lit for Western men today… All I 100% know is I love audiobooks.

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  1. Excellent stuff. Just found your site. Interesting that you bring a lot of philosophy into the discourse. It’s what’s missing in most places in contemporary society. I read Josef Pieper’s ‘Leisure, the Basis of Culture’ recently and in it he lamented the decline of philosophy over many years. I believe he’s right about that. The book was published in 1947 and I believe the decline continues to this day.

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  2. I have read three of your five published books! I feel they have all really added something to my life.

    I am interested in knowing what languages you speak? I can speak French, Mandarin and English very well; and a little Welsh.

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    • Thanks much, Thomas. For me it’s Portuguese, Latin, and Arabic, although lately my Arabic is very rusty. I’ve had to focus on the two others more and more. But enough is in long-term memory to “reactivate” myself when the time comes.

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  3. Enjoyed finding your site. Read your article on the Field of Blackbirds. Amazing how much history is involved in the Balkans and how many times the Serbs fought against oppression. I read the book, “The Forgotten 500” and appreciated how much the Serbs sacrificed to save our fliers in WWII. An interesting study would be to evaluate allowing England to influence the outcome in the area following both WWI and WWII.

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  4. Quintus,

    I really enjoy your podcasts and the book “On Duties”. I try to read the highlighted portions regularly for inspiration. I listen to your wise podcasts on long business road trips. Keep putting out quality information.

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