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Watch: First Performance in 1000 years thanks to Cambridge research

An ancient song repertory will be heard for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being ‘reconstructed’ by a Cambridge researcher and a world-class performer of medieval music. 1,061 more words


Consolation of Philosophy

England went out to Iceland last night in scenes reminiscent of the Cod Wars. In the words of one commentator, it seems the only person in England with a coherent plan for exiting Europe was Roy Hodgson. 257 more words

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Tolkien and Boethius

Have you ever had one of those moments when you read something that perfectly encapsulated something you’ve been thinking (and possibly writing about) for months? Well I had one of those moments last week and it was reading Boethius’ The Consolation of Philosophy. 406 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

It's supernatural, naturally...

There is a great temptation in the modern mind to put things “in boxes.” We have our lives at work, at play, at home, within ourselves, and we tend to consider these separately, on their own terms… even though a realistic perception of one’s life would have one admit that all these dimensions are in fact interrelated. 586 more words


Consolation of Philosophy

By Boethius

This book is in five sections ;

Book 1: The sorrows of Boethius

Book ii: The vanity of fortune’s gifts

Book iii: True and false happiness…

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Degeneracy and Improvement

In order to know how to avoid degeneracy, it is important to understand the source from which it comes. It is easy to say, from a religious perspective, that immorality is simply an effect of sin and the fallen state of man. 1,277 more words


Haiku Wednesday: New Songs from 1000 Years Ago

Underground rivers
Course in ancient passages
Undeterred by time.

Neumes flow on the page
In forgotten passages,
Unheard—until now.

Carefully the notes
Are traced and coaxed from hiding… 303 more words