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Do you ever think about how many of the items now considered priceless artifacts were once commonplace items? The coins we now marvel at from behind the glass at a museum were once tossed around, stepped on, and traded around. The pottery painstakingly pieced back together was somebody’s favorite wine jug. The decorative pin now rusted and bent once held together the shoulder of someone’s chiton. History is simply a trail of ordinary people going about their day, and I think there’s an odd sort of beauty in that.
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prokopetz · a month ago
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Those posts that are like “Sparta was awesome they had this and that and” like, yes, Sparta was a pretty cool place to live, if you were a member of the ruling warrior caste. You know, the same ruling warrior caste who were all “members of the working class are legally required to receive a minimum of one (1) beating per year in order to remind them of their place, and also we encourage our children to literally hunt them for sport; on a completely unrelated note, we keep having violent rebellions and we can’t figure out why”.
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chotomy · 4 months ago
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ok but helen and odysseus have SO much potential as a brotp. his lying/disguise skills + her vocal impression abilities? the chaos would be UNSTOPPABLE
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prokopetz · 3 months ago
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Reading about Ancient Greece is like listening to a professor go “actually, [fucked up thing you may have heard] was not broadly true of Classical Greek society, and the inhabitants of most city-states would have found the idea disturbing”, and then a voice from the back of the room calls out “except for Athens!”, and the professor just sighs and is like “yes, thank you, Timmy… except for Athens”.
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civilianplus · 3 months ago
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@kruge-and-cens & I really used our four years of higher education to make this uquiz: which problematic classic text are you
please enjoy <3
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macrolit · 4 months ago
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Giveaway: We’re giving away 12 vintage classics by Charlotte Bronte, J.R.R. Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas, Harper Lee, Shakespeare, and others! Won’t they look lovely on your shelf? =) Enter to win these classics by: 1) following macrolit on Tumblr (yes, we will check. :P), and 2) reblogging this post. We will choose a random winner on 1 May, at which time we’ll start a new giveaway. Good luck! Follow our IG account to be eligible for our IG giveaways. For full rules to all of our giveaways, click here.
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chotomy · 4 months ago
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Iliad mini comix, books 1-8! yes i am going to do all 24 books! pray for me!
more iliad stuff
more ancient studies comics
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macrolit · 2 months ago
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Giveaway: We’re giving away 12 vintage classics by Truman Capote, Mary Shelley, Chinua Achebe, Shakespeare, John Keats, and others! Won’t they look lovely on your shelf? =) Enter to win these classics by: 1) following macrolit on Tumblr (yes, we will check. :P), and 2) reblogging this post. We will choose a random winner on 3 July, at which time we’ll start a new giveaway. Good luck! Follow our IG account to be eligible for our IG giveaways. For full rules to all of our giveaways, click here.
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pocketsizedquasar · 5 months ago
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when victor hugo said “to love another person is to see the face of god” and herman melville said “let me look into a human eye; it is better than to gaze into sea or sky; better than to gaze upon god”  and dave malloy said “when we fall in love we wake up; and we are a god and angels weep” and tolstoy said “everything i understand, i understand only because i love. everything is, everything exists, only because i love. everything is connected only by that. love is god”
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