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Iron Maiden, "The Evil That Men Do" from "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" (1988)

The title of the song is taken from Mark Antony’s famous “friends, Romans, countrymen” speech, addressing the crowd of Romans after Caesar’s murder in Julius Caesar… 110 more words


Book of the Week #7:

Julius Caesar,

by William Shakespeare

“Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.”
-Mark Antony

Now, as some of you might point out, this is an exceptional case, and for obvious reasons… But, you know, it is a “book”, right… And I have dabbled with drama as well, when I was younger, and not to brag, but I was always pretty good with the words…

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Shakespeare Saturday: A King delivers the Bard

Welcome, ladies and gents, to today’s Shakespeare Saturday!

I will be brief.

*sounds of celebration in the background*

I heard that. Anyway, I’m going to see  272 more words

Shakespeare and my father remembered

I wish my father were here today, to do justice to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. No man ever loved English literature more, and Shakespeare most of all. 634 more words

General Interest

Collapse of the Republic or the Fall of an Empire?

The fall of the Western Roman Empire has always been a common historiographical comparison among intellectual circles when discussing the current decline of Western Civilisation. Particularly relevant was the extensive migration of Northern (German mostly) ‘Barbarians’ into Roman lands, which has been frequently compared to the mass immigration of third-worlders into Western Europe, North America and Oceania. 573 more words


Hopeless at the End


Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 611 more words

Stiffen the Sinews and Stir the Blood: Shakespeare and Rhetoric in the Church Times

About a month ago I had a bit of luck, winning a short subscription to the Church Times in a competition on Twitter.  (Yes, I do feel like a character in a Catherine Fox novel, why do you ask?)  And, of course, instead of simply enjoying this unexpected treat, I found myself spotting Shakespeare references in the columns, and wondering about the rhetorical work they were doing.  1,034 more words