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Converting Livius.org

In the final weeks of 2013, I started with a project I had wanted to start a long time ago. Written in classical  HTML, the… 413 more words

Ancient History

Historians are gossips who tease the dead

By Julia Laite

I have recently been pondering Voltaire’s much quoted but rarely contextualized observation that ‘historians are gossips who tease the dead’.

It goes to the heart of something that’s been bothering me ever since I dug further into the details of a case of a young woman who had appeared… 626 more words

History Of Sexuality

Parting of the Ways

Unlike certain other historians and classicists, I’m not proposing to offer my ha’penny worth on the Scottish Question, for all that it would probably do temporary wonders for my visitor stats. 759 more words