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FRIDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM: THE TRIADS OF IRELAND BY KUNO MEYER

The Triads of Ireland by Kuno Meyer (1906, available from Project Gutenberg) is a collection of a specifically Irish form of poetry popular amongst Irish bards that probably date from the Ninth Century[i]. They are, as the name suggests, based … Continue reading

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FRIDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM: FIGUEIRA AND SPARTAN WOMEN

This week I have been reading Sparta: The Body Politic (The Classical Press of Wales, 2010, editors Anton Powell and Stephen Hodkinson), which contains a number of interesting essays on ancient Sparta but the one that really got me thinking … Continue reading

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FRIDAY’S WORDS OF WISDOM: DEPT OF SIC GLORIA TRANSIT MUNDI…

…and also the department of, in the politics of image control, the more things change, the more things stay the same. “A distinguished scholar of Macedonia and Alexander, the Cambridge historian GT Griffith, once observed with a certain amount of … Continue reading

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