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“Triumphantly, he announced their deaths to the cheering crowd in a famous one-word euphemism: vixere, ‘they have lived’ – that is, ‘they’re dead’.”

Almost three months later, I have finally finished this expansive account of Ancient Roman history.

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Bear with me as I try to make a point about the media’s construction of “Image” and its manipulation of the visual record–whether aesthetic or historical or both. 1,174 more words

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Fall in love with a girl

When you commit to blogging every day for 100 days, it’s pretty bloody obvious when you fail! One thing I learnt this week is that even with the best of intentions, sometimes life gets in the way. 1,110 more words

100 Day Project

2018 Book Haul #2: I want to own all the memoirs.

I have not bought any books since I posted my last haul, so obviously I just went overboard and purchased too many. Now, to be fair to myself, I have been craving memoirs and essay collections and hardly own any anymore that I haven’t read, so I had to remedy that. 2,459 more words

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The Mary Beard Effect: A Brief Review of ‘Women & Power’

Mary A. Pura | April 12, 2018

If you’ve been wandering through Blackwell’s and Waterstone’s lately, you’ve probably noticed the beautifully arranged and aesthetically pleasing displays featuring popular female authors. 790 more words

Inciting Sparks Articles

Mary Beard and the Culture of 'Me'

Mary Beard wants us to care about her tears, but what about the harm caused by the superiority of white academics?

Mary Beard got called out for allegations that she was being casually racist, so she responded in the only way most white feminists know – by making it all about her. 446 more words