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mynawyspie · 2 months ago
"Co za fatalny los związał nas z tym z jednej strony niedojrzałym, z drugiej już zgniłym Wschodem. To poczucie, że w związku z Rosją nie dojdziemy do niczego, prócz zepsucia i rozłajdaczenia, zmienia się we mnie w coraz bardziej ustalone przekonanie. To trudno! Jesteśmy narodem zachodnim, należeliśmy zawsze do kultury łacińskiej i dusza nasza w zetknięciu się z tamtą bizancko-mongolską będzie się zawsze ranić, a rany będą się zawsze gnoić. Poorientowalibyśmy się zawsze w każdej rewolucji europejskiej, ale w rosyjskiej nie możemy się poorientować, gdyż mózgi nasze funkcjonują inaczej i przeciwieństwa są istotnie zbyt niezmierne. Moskale ciału i duszy naszej zrobili stanowczo więcej krzywd niż Niemcy."
— Henryk Sienkiewicz w liście do Karola Potkańskiego, 14 czerwca 1906 r.
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francepittoresque · 3 months ago
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10 août 1539 : ordonnance faisant notamment du français la langue officielle du droit et de l’administration ➽ Signée par François Ier à Villers-Cotterêts, cette « ordonnance générale sur le fait de la justice, police et finances » est destinée à réformer justice et fisc, interdit l’usage du latin dans les procès au profit du « langage maternel français », et marque les débuts de l’état civil en imposant la tenue de registres par les curés
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theshitpostcalligrapher · 5 months ago
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req’d by @currysrealm
apparently this was a goof from an old jackbox game of ours???
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localcinaedus · a month ago
the unfinished ending of lucan’s de bello civili is easily one of the sexiest moments in all of latin literature
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dailyhistoryposts · a month ago
Dolores Huerta
Hispanic Heritage Month is half over, and we turn to Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta (b. 1930), a Mexican-American labor leader and civil rights activist.
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Born in New Mexico and raised by her mother in Stockton, California, Huerta faced racial discrimination in her childhood. She attended Stockton College for a provisional teaching credential and taught elementary school, before leaving her job to begin focusing on activism.
She co-founded the Stock Chapter of the Community Service Organization, the Agricultural Workers Association, and the National Farm Workers Association. She helped refocus on farmworkers, seeing them as the poorest members of society with no rights and no recourse when being mistreated.
Huerta directed the boycott on the Delano grape strike, one of the biggest strikes in American history that successfully ended in the entire California table grape industry signing a collective bargaining agreement.
She has also supported laws such as letting people take the driver's test in Spanish and repealing the Bracero Program.
Huerta has been arrested twenty-two times for participating in non-violent civil disobedience. She serves on the boards of the People for the American Way, the Consumer Federation of California, and the Feminist Majority Foundation. Huerta campaigns to help Latines and women get elected to public office.
Huerta supports labor rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ rights, and has been fighting for intersectionality since the 60s. In 2021, Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. April 10th is Dolores Huerta Day in California. and Washington State.
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devilsskettle · 7 months ago
i’m just trying to think of other comparable pieces of media that get the same treatment as the iliad and the song of achilles. imagine reading wide sargasso sea and refusing to ever pick up jane eyre and having all of your opinions on jane eyre and charlotte brontë based on what jean rhys decided to write over a century later. despite it being free to read online or to borrow at the library. and basing all your opinions on the characters of the original novel on how you feel about them in the adaptation. or what if you tried to do that with pride and prejudice and death comes to pemberley. or pride and prejudice and zombies. first of all, you’d be missing a lot of the interesting part of reading adaptations which is the intertextuality! to be fair i’m kind of obsessed with intertextuality so i get it if that’s not what you’re here for but still! wouldn’t you be confused, or at least a little disappointed that you’re missing out on the full experience of the book? the author of a retelling or spin off kind of book like that expects you to be somewhat familiar with the source material, maybe that’s not true of song of achilles since it’s aimed at younger readers and there’s no good quick movie version that will get you up to date if you don’t want to or have time to read the original first, but would you really prefer to read it entirely stripped of its context? genuinely not mad or “gatekeeping” or whatever, that just sounds less enjoyable and more anti-intellectual than being excited enough about what you’re reading to want to know as much about it as possible. you sound boring. again, to be fair, maybe i just get overzealous about intertextuality, i did read/watch red dragon through hannibal in the hannibal book/film series just because i wanted to compare them to the tv series and actually get the original context of a lot of the content and i really loved doing that even though it was kind of a waste of time lol but it made watching the show really refreshing and interesting from a new angle. why would you not want that for yourself
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dullahandame · 2 months ago
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volumina-vetustiora · a month ago
Skyrim: Stormcloak oath - in Latin
Latin (translated by me)
iuro sanguinem honoremque meum in servitium pro Ulfricio Procellapalliato, Iarlo Ventiguberni veroque Regi Alto Caelorae. Talo teste mihi, sacramentum hoc me colliget usque ad mortem atque ultra, etiam cum domino meo ut commilitonibus fratribus et sororibus. omnes salutent Procellapalliatanos, veros filios filiasque Caelorae!
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English (original)
I do swear my blood and honor to the service of Ulfric Stormcloak, Jarl of Windhelm and true High King of Skyrim. As Talos is my witness, may this oath bind me to death and beyond, even to my lord as to my fellow brothers and sisters in arms. All hail the Stormcloaks, the true sons and daughters of Skyrim!
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zaryav · 6 months ago
Here in Colombia we want the world to know that the government itself is killing us, we need our voice to be heard and for the international organizations in charge of safeguarding human rights to be present. Please share.
Aquí en Colombia queremos que el mundo sepa que el propio gobierno nos está matando, necesitamos que se escuche nuestra voz y que estén presentes los organismos internacionales encargados de velar por los derechos humanos. Por favor comparta.
Envío todo mi apoyo desde México, y espero que el gobierno deje de estarnos chingando aquí en México, allá en COLOMBIA y en todo Latam. El gobierno es un caco, y es un asesino.
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blackswaneuroparedux · 4 months ago
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Cedant arma togae.**
- Cicero
**Let arms yield to the toga.
The British Army has never been, despite appearances, a royal army. It has always been under the control of the civilian authorities.
The English Civil War (1642-1651) between the King ( Charles I) and Parliament (Cromwell and company) was the true origin of the British army. In that war, Parliament obviously won. The overall outcome of the war was threefold: the trial and execution of Charles I (1649); the exile of his son, Charles II (1651); and the replacement of the monarchy (by divine right) with, at first, the Commonwealth of England (1649-1653) and then the Protectorate under the iron rule of Oliver Cromwell (1653-1658) with his creation of the New Model Army.
Charles II returned from exile in 1660 to take back the throne at the behest of the will of Parliament. But all was not the same. Although Charles II had agreed to accept the powers of Parliament in the Declaration of Breda, there were many who were suspicious. They thought that he might say one thing and then, after being restored to the throne, return to his father’s policies.
The navy had always supported both Charles. So when Charles II was restored to the throne, he proclaimed that, because of its support for him, the navy would henceforth be called the “Royal Navy”.
With the army it was more complicated. Many in the army had fought against Charles. This was not surprising as the army was very much the creation of Parliament and especially Cromwell. Charles II accepted the fact that the Crown was prohibited from having its own standing army.
The key thing to understand is that the British army was never national in the way the navy and the air force were. Historically the British army was a collection of region based militia raised at the behest of the monarch.
When the monarch wished to raise an army he would do so by endowing a stipend to a local nobleman to raise a regiment. The nobleman would be the Colonel of the Regiment (hence that tradition of the senior officer commanding the regiment or division) and would determine its uniform, and promote its NCOs and select its officers from the sons of other notable families within the region.
On raising a regiment an oath of allegiance would be sworn and a toast drunk. The army are considered “loyal” not “royal” in that sense.
Some regiments enjoy royal patronage, others such as the Intelligence Corps don’t. Indeed a member of the Royal family is often the ‘Colonel’ of that regiment (and he or she wears the regimental uniform when they see them). During Colonial times, the British Army was allowed to use Queen Anne’s Red Ensign, however, they were still not considered a “Royal” service.
Another reason why the British Army doesn’t have the prefix ‘Royal’ is because only certain regiments and corps are called 'Royal’. The prefix Royal before the title of a unit is considered an award in much the same way as a battle honour. The regiments with this prefix are entitled to wear the coveted blue facings on collar and cuffs on ceremonial scarlet tunics.
So the picture is complicated but it’s true to say the quirky historic traditions of the regimental system within the British army is why there is no Royal Army. 
***The Scots Guards, 379 years of regimental history. 93 battle honours. 11 Victoria Crosses.
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wuxian-vs-wangji · 3 months ago
Are you not chinese?
In HS I studied Latin for 4 years, became overwhelmingly sick of romance languages, and so I started studying Asian culture, mythology, and language instead when I got to college. At first just to meet language requirements, but became genuinely extremely interested in studying more.
So far that only includes Mandarin Chinese and Korean. I've studied Mandarin Chinese longer than Korean, but I spent a year in Korea during college studying specifically the intersection of history, culture, and religion (my passion- how history is coded into tradition or mythology).
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woananke · 2 months ago
Movie/Show List
Here are some of my favourite movies and shows on the topic of Mythology and Ancient Civilisations. Please add or let me know of more because I’m always looking to watch and learn more!! This is also my first post ever on Tumblr after 4 years of using it and three years off it so please be nice <3 <3 
TV Shows:
The Odessey (1997). Miniseries by Andrei Konchalovsky starring Armand Assante as Odysseus and Greta Scacchi as Penelope. Available to watch on Youtube here.
Troy: Fall of a City (2018). Miniseries by Owen Harris and Mark Brozel. Starring Bella Dayne as Helen, Louis Hunter as Paris, David Gyasi as Achilles and Joseph Mawle as Odysseus. Available on Netflix in Australia.
Troy (2004). Movie by Wolfgang Peterson, starring Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as Hector, Orlando Bloom as Paris, Diane Kruger as Helen and Sean Bean as Odysseus. Available to watch on Netflix in Australia.
Julius Caeser (1953). Movie by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Marlon Brando as Marc Anthony, John Gielgud as Cassius, James Mason as Brutus and Louis Calhern as Julius Caeser.
300 (2006). Movie by Zach Snyder, starring Gerard Butler as Leonidas I, Lena Hedly as Gorgo, Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes and David Wenham as Dilios. Available to watch on Netflix in Australia.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014). Movie by Noam Murro, starring Eva Green as Artemisia, Lena Hedly as Gorgo, Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes and Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles.
Hercules (1997). Disney Cartoon Movie by Ron Clements and John Musker. Starring Tate Donovan as Hercules, Danny DeVito as Phil, Susan Egan as Megara and James Woods as Hades. Available to watch on Disney+
Agora (2009). Movie by Alejandro Amenabar, starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, Max Minghella as Davus and Oscar Isaac as Orestes.
Gladiator (2000). Movie by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe as Maximus, Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus, Djimon Hounsou as Juba and Connie Nielson as Lucilla.
The Mummy trilogy (1999, 2001, 2008). Directed by Stephen Summers and Rob Cohen, starring Brendan Fraser (1-3), Rachel Weisz (1-2), Arnold Vosloo (1-2), Jet Li (3) and the Rock (2). Available to watch on Disney+
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramses and Sigourney Weaver as Tuya.
The Prince of Egypt (1998). Dreamworks cartoon directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Ramses, Val Kilmer as Moses and God, Michelle Pfieffer as Zipporah and Sandra Bullock as Miriam.
Special shout outs to these movies that are entertaining, kinda terrible, but I still love them:
The Percy Jackson movies (Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson) are Available to watch on Disney+;
Clash of Titans (2010, Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, Lian Neeson);
Wrath of Titans (2012, Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes, Lian Neeson);
Immortals (2011, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas);
Hercules (2014, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Irina Shayk, Ian McShane);
Pompeii (2014, Kit Harrington, Emily Browning and Jessica Lucas);
The Legend of Hercules (2014, Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Liam McIntyre);
Gods of Egypt (2016, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites)
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