The Team Behind the Success of Chronos
Since joining the Chronos Group last year, it has been interesting to follow the progress of Richard Conroy and his team. His first few months as a senior director for strategic planning and operations had him focusing on increasing company focus, building new relationships with clients and suppliers, reducing costs, driving more efficiency and developing the expertise necessary to support a full-scale transformation. During the first half of this year he has been working on streamlining the company’s logistics processes, doing some head hunting as well as training some new recruits. This has left him with significant work on his plate but there are other aspects of his job that have required real commitment from him.
A New Fantasy Role Playing Game From the House of Mouse and Wizardry
Chronos, the god of time and the keeper of time (and who doesn’t like to have a powerful being that controls the flow of time, eh?) is the theme for a new RPG that is currently in development at the UK based developers Human Reigns. The game will be set in a dark fantasy universe, and players will control both their characters, and the game’s environment. Players will make choices that will affect the flow of time, as well as the ultimate outcome. This seems pretty straight forward enough, but what makes this RPG stand out from its peers is the great amount of depth that can be discovered within the game.
Players will be able to switch between characters, affecting not only the way the game progresses, but also the overall outcome. Each player will also have the ability to influence how time plays out in their personal lives, creating their own family tree and charting their own unique timeline. Time itself will be a dynamic entity in the game, as it will be faced with the threat of other time portals opening up across the world. Players will need to find a way to use the magic of time wisely, lest their world be sundered by other forces.
There are many RPG fan sites that are reviewing this new RPG, so you should be able to learn a lot from those comparisons. However, I can tell you right now that Chronos looks to be the game of the year. The graphics, music, and overall atmosphere of the game are all incredibly well done. I am looking forward to playing through the game myself to see how much fun it is.
The Role of the Thinker in Modern Day Human Affairs
In his play The Merchant of Venice, the Florentine playwright Triton has an aristocratic Jewish advisor named Chronos. Chronos warns Florentine that a merchant’s son, accidentally killed in a dispute, has been resurrected and plots to murder the Florentine family. In order to protect himself, Chronos creates a magic spell that can never be broken, but only be dispelled. However, when the protective charm is broken during a visit from ambassadors from the Persian Empire, Chronos is killed by the invaders. His ghost then attacks the young Napoleon Bonaparte, who believes him to be the reincarnated founder of the French Empire.
Thus, the origins of modern rhetoric lie in the intrigues of a scheming, ambitious aristocrat. It was this aristocratic mindset that gave birth to such notions as “the clock is ticking,” and “time is running out.” These concepts have their roots in the thinking of men like Chronos, whose misplaced philosophy provided the ground for modernity. It is through the thinking of leaders such as Napoleon Bonaparte, that the idea of a “loud and clear voice” became prominent ideas of Western political rhetoric. This was essentially a change from the common rhetoric of the ancient Greeks and Romans, which centered on the idea of eloquence and persuasion as the means to influence events.
The comparison between Chronos and Hippocrates is not a direct one. Hippocrates is not a philosophical dialogue between two different philosophers, but rather the first one to introduce a sophisticated philosophical perspective into an already developed world. However, the development of Greek politics was largely the product of the struggles of a group of Athens aristocrats, particularly the five great philosophers who are commonly referred to as the School of Athens. The idea that a single individual could use the force of his will to bring about changes in society is not a new one. However, what makes the notion of rhetoric especially appealing to the modern generation is its ability to provide a unique twist on the traditional concept of magic and persuasion.
One of the most interesting things about the relationship between Hippocrates and Chronos is how their philosophy coincides with modern political rhetoric. In the case of Hippocrates, the use of the droned and rhythmic speech pattern was meant to pacify a potentially raucous assembly. The modern-day political rhetoric of “lock-step” and “coal-mine” may have been less prevalent during the historical time that Hippocrates was alive. However, the rhetorical possibilities inherent in the use of digital media cannot be ignored.
In terms of modern rhetoric, it is the ability to create a dramatic and persuasive argument by using carefully chosen words that plays a role. The use of figurative language and the appeal to emotions also contributes to the success of any given political message. However, the way in which the two philosophers responded to a particular situation determines the outcome of any given discourse. If Hippocrates were to adopt a more tempered and pragmatic approach, he may have been successful in calming a turbulent assembly; however, if he were to revert to his Hippocratic ideal, the assembly may have erupted in violent dispute.
In terms of a rhetorical debate, the art of persuasion by reason is very much a part of the game. However, it is the skill of being able to choose the right time to speak when the right time is a given. It is a skill that requires analysis of circumstances and an assessment of what’s going on at any given moment. By using all of these skills in tandem, the player is able to persuade his or her opponents that his arguments are the right ones. By carefully choosing the right words and choosing the right moment, any given argument has a much better chance of being accepted as truth. This is exactly what happened between the Phasis of Hippocrates and Chronos, the great philosopher and statesman.
While it was Chronos who first used the term “corpus.
” (as in “the prince’s head,”) the term was later adopted by the younger Plato, who was born around 360 BC. As the conflict between the Socrates and the teacher Protokleus (who argued that virtue could be learned from the mistakes of others) heated up, a young Plato put forward the idea that virtue could be taught by means of a philosophical dialogue, which he hoped would end up resolving the long-running argument between Socrates and the Stoic teacher. This is how the term, “dialogue” came into being.
With the rise of the Roman Empire and the spreading of Greek literature all over the world, including Greek politics, came a whole new outlook on how to understand and persuade people. In this light, the role of the philosopher in modern composition – both in aesthetic and academic compositions – was redefined. Whereas the Sophist (a student of rhetoric) might argue in one essay that beauty is the view of things not seen, the Academic thinker (such as Aristotle, Plato, and others) would argue that a sense of aesthetic appreciation comes from looking at the objects of the senses as they really are.