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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian Citizen

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s the 5th century BC. Because Athens’s allies pay the city tribute (i.e. protection money in exchange for Athens shielding them from the Persians), you are sufficiently wealthy that you don’t need to work for a living. You … Continue reading

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Regicide Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via these lectures which I’m in the middle of now (and highly recommend), today I learned that 221 years ago yesterday, Louis XVI was executed. Please mourn or celebrate as your politics require. A picture of Louis … Continue reading

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Liner Notes

Fenster writes: Back when CD burning came in, I would often make up mixtapes complete with liner notes to give as gifts.  Then one day I thought to make up a package.  The music consisted of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and the Strauss … Continue reading

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