In the writing of history, unreliable narration has been a constant since the first quill dipped onto the first piece of parchment. The consequent changing or omission of facts can have many motivations behind it. 615 more words
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Today I’ve been working on a piece on very short inscriptions – so short that we’re not even sure what language they are in.
There are some obvious reasons why very short, abbreviated inscriptions are sometimes used. 735 more words
Vini avidum genus, affectans ad vini similitudinem multiplices potus, et inter eos humiles quidam, obtunsis ebrietate continua sensibus, quam furoris voluntariam speciem esse Catoniana sententia definivit, raptantur discursibus vagis, ut verum illud videatur quod ait defendens Fonteium Tullius: ‘Gallos post haec dilutius esse poturos quod illi venenum esse arbitrabantur.’ 415 more words