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Homer vs The Bible: The Evolving Representations of Reality Throughout Western Literature

That scar -

as the old nurse cradled his leg and her hands passed down

she felt it, knew it, suddenly let his foot fall - 2,171 more words


Chaucer by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


An old man in a lodge within a park;
…The chamber walls depicted all around
…With portraitures of huntsman, hawk, and hound,
…And the hurt deer. 86 more words


28th January 1547.

Who would not make her husband a cuckold to make him a monarch?(1)

However history tells us of monarchs themselves who suffered this ignominy, including the ineffective Edward II, by his wife Isabella’s affair with Roger Mortimer. 522 more words


Keeping up with the Chaucers

I’ll give it to you, that was probably the worst blog title I’ve ever come up with. My apologies! Anywhoies… This post is going to be another of my academic endeavors, a short one (I promise!) focused again on (drum roll, please) Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. 382 more words


Summer Reading List

Lately I have rekindled my love affair with the public library. As a child, an integral part of my early education involved getting a library card and learning how to use the Dewey decimal system. 396 more words


The Unlikely Revolutionary

Mr Selwyn was not the most obvious revolutionary. He was a fifty odd man, rotund, bald but for a few strands of grey hair that he lovingly plastered over his head every day, returning it to its normal position after a particularly passionate speech on something or other. 1,183 more words

A Glimpse of Nastiness in Chaucer’s Work

In my last post, I presented a riddle (I thought for sure my dad would say something considering he was the one who read the description on Google for me but no, nothing): 1,092 more words