Tuesday, June 01, 2021

 Hello and happy June!

Dante Alighieri died 700 years ago, and daily readings at his tomb are among the many commemorative events taking place.

I had no idea Getty had a history weblog. There are great posts on mythology in modern film and television, royal propaganda in Mesopotamia, and more!

The poems of Emily Dickinson have had a rough journey on their way to publishers, and a great deal of it has to do with family feuds and possessiveness. (Everyone in this article, including Emily, comes off as rather horrid and/or wounded.)

Lastly: New York or New-York? This was a matter of great importance for a short while during anti-immigrant fervor.

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