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One Culture’s “Heaven” is Another One’s Hell: Pederasty in Ancient Greece

As historians, I have often emphasized the need to suspend our own cultural tastes, opinions and taboos to be able to study those who came before us in an objective scholarly way. Most of the time for many scholars this … Continue reading

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Happy International Septuagint Day!

The Septuagint is a Greek Translation of the Hebrew Books in the Bible! As there is a Greek New Testament, the Septuagint is essentially the Greek Old Testament with a few additional books not found in the Christian Bible! The … Continue reading

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The Drunkard’s Children (1848): Sequel to “The Bottle”

The sequel to Cruikshank’s work, “The Bottle”, detailing a family’s demise from alchohol addiction, shows the fate of the brother and sister after their mother was murdered, and father committed to an insane asylum. Now, they are all on their … Continue reading

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George Cruikshank: The “Modern Hogarth” The Bottle (1847)

William Hogarth, the amazing artist I wrote about in a previous post, inspired other artists after his time as well! One such artist was George Cruikshank (1792-1878), another British artist that did many works of social satire, and like Hogarth, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

This is a bit late, but History is Interesting wishes you had very happy holidays this holiday season! Throughout history, this time of year has been one of joy and triumph for many cultures in welcoming the return of life … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Controversies Present!

There is a well known- yet overlooked annual tradition that comes with the holidays every year: Christmas controversies! In modern day, everybody’s a critic! From those who feel that Christmas is too commercialized, or too secular, to not enough “Christ” … Continue reading

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The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place is a movie based off a novel of the same name by Catherine Cookson. Catherine Cookson has made many Victorian era-Edwardian Era period novels which were turned into movies in the 1990’s. Many are compelling stories, often … Continue reading

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