The Nature of Curtius
A field outside Babylon
At the start of The Lord of the Rings there is a scene when a fox comes across the hobbits as they rest in the woodland of the Shire. 827 more words
“I am Cyrus, king of the world, great King, mighty King, King of Babylon, King of the Land of Sumer and Akkad, King of the four quarters, son of Cambyses, great King, King of Ashan, gradson of Cyrus, great King of Ashan, descendant of an unending royal line… When I, well disposed, entered Babylon, I set up the seat of domination in the royal palace amidst jubilation and rejoicing… My numerous troops moved about indisturbed in the midst of Babylon. 135 more words
“A documentary on Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire, who drew Iraq’s borders before disappearing from history”.
Two researchers, Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl, have successfully raised funds through… 307 more words
The usual assumption, when we look back at ancient goddesses and gods and at their relationships and interactions, is that they model certain expected behaviors. Gods tend to rule the sky, and the sun, and their role in the fertility myths is, naturally, the active one, that of insemination. 909 more words