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Christianity and Islam in the Pursuit of Pain

The greatest threat to the modern world can be found in the revival of a belief from the Middle Ages: the pursuit of pain is a good thing. 657 more words

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Quote of the day: Lucretius on sexual pleasure

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Swerve, Stephen Greenblatt offers a detailed summary of Lucretius’s provocative, far-reaching, influential epic poem from the first century B.C., … 731 more words

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Quote of the day: HYPATIA

HYPATIA

The greatest library in the ancient world located not in Italy but in Alexandria, the capital of Egypt and the commercial hub of the eastern Mediterranean. 463 more words

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The Perils of Popular History: The Swerve -- Greenblatt on Lucretius [2011 CE; 2017 CE]

A lawyer and a software engineer, both of whom I respect greatly, enthusiastically recommended to me Stephen Greenblatt’s book on the rediscovery of the Latin poet Lucretius during the Renaissance.  744 more words