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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


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


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]

Stephen Greenblatt is a learned Harvard University professor specializing in the Renaissance and Shakespeare. In 2011 CE he won a National Book Award and in 2012 he won a Pulitzer Prize for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. 588 more words