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POETRY OF REVOLT: Beware of Dionysians Wearing Masks

Dionysus. . . is the genuine mask god. ──Walter F. Otto In the case of Dionysus, the mask disguises him as much as it proclaims his identity. --Jean-Pierre Vernant The mask is a symbol both of the ‘pure presence’ of … Continue reading

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REAL REAL GONE: ITS A MAD MAD UNDERWORLD

The main claim is that the Romantics turned the agenda of the Enlightenment on its head with a vengeance; it was crisis in an age of reason, the somewhat logical and not unexpected reaction to a scientific age. It was … Continue reading

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TOURIST CLASS & VISITORS PERMITS ONLY

The Third Crusade (1189-1192) was marked by the Siege of Acre, which lasted almost two years. The Third Crusade began when the Muslim warrior Saladin drove a force of Crusaders into the hills at the Battle of Hattin. Saladin went … Continue reading

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