For a long time, I hated Shakespeare. I found him too derivative of ancient stories. It wasn’t until the last few years that I have begun to appreciate his plays because I had learned about the ancient idea of… 833 more words
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From the University of Cambridge … I’m willing to bet this isn’t the only example of Classical Tradition being taken to ‘the next level’:
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As Ireland marks the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf – portrayed as a heroic encounter between Irish and Vikings which defined the nation’s identity – new research argues that our main source for what happened may be more literary history than historical fact.