Category Archives: History

I think I agree, but… [UPDATED] – Do I really agree?


I have watched quite a few of GirlWritesWhat’s videos, most I have issues with, and this one is no different, but I thought the angle on history was interesting. Alas, I still have some bones to pick, particularly in regards to the … Continue reading

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The Queen and ‘Our’ Glorious Empire


The Queen and ‘Our’ Glorious Empire. Basically, I’m not celebrating the Jubilee, and some of the reasons are reflected in this brilliant blog post by Blackfeminists.org

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I love maps.


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Alexis comic fragment 103 (4th cent. B.C. Athens):


On prostitutes: “…They remodel these girls immediately, and their manners and looks remain no longer the same. Suppose one of them is small: cork is sewn into her shoes. Tall? She wears thin slippers and goes around with her head … Continue reading

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Lucretius


De Rerum Natura Book II, 644-660. “All this is well and admirably told. It is, however, far removed from the truth. For perfect peace gods by their very nature Must of necessity enjoy, and immortal life, Far separate, far removed from … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci


” he definitely did question the superiority of humans to the rest of the animal kingdom. It is a repeated theme in his notebooks. He writes in them that humanity is not “king of the animals” but merely “king of the beasts”, … Continue reading

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The death of Euryalus


“He rolled on the ground in death, the blood flowed over his beautiful body his neck grew limp and the head dropped on his shoulders, like a scarlet flower languishing and dying when its stem has been cut by the … Continue reading

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