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1Alcibiades: Playboy of Greece A brilliant military strategist and notorious womanizer … They do not tell you about Alcibiades when you study ancient Greece in school. He was quite a character, though.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 3/11/2006
3De Adoperto "Of that which is mysterious" ... A practical joke as the poem is so vague about the situation. It could be about anything at all.
Poetry: School, M, English, Romance & Humor, words: 248, favs: 1, 12/9/2005
1Leviathan No, no, this is nothing biblical in nature. Actually it is based off of Thomas Hobbes' political/theological treatise entitled Leviathan, a very long complex work which I suggest you never read. This is a good substitute, though. Use your imagination and
Fiction: Essay, M, English, words: 340, 10/29/2005
1The Lay investiture Controversy Ah see, I also have a medieval essay. I am taking Euro this year so yay! I just love all those crazy poepes who condemned all those equally insane kings to eternal damnation TWICE!
Fiction: Essay, M, English, words: 1k+, 10/28/2005
1Ars Mathesis: Pars II I hate the SATs!
Fiction: Essay, T, English, words: 256, 8/24/2005
Thematic Vocabulary Clusters: IVII Prima septem partes! Ita, ita! Sum laeta nunc.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 924, 8/8/2005
1Ars Linguae: Pars III Amo caseum et viridem. Valete mei amici!.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 4k+, 8/8/2005
Works Cited The complete bibliography for my thesis on medieval Chinese and Byzantine sculpture. It is here just in case some people are doubting me. Vale.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 206, 7/16/2005
2In Horto Praeclaro Statuarum Magnarum The hidden world of medieval Chinese and Byzantine sculpture reveals a fascinating existence of slender-limbed, sumptuously robed, iconic, religious figures. Christianity and Buddhism share more than you thought.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Spiritual, words: 4k+, 7/16/2005
1Notes on Brussels, Belgium: Mostly Food Welcome to the glorious capital of Belgium. Chocolates anyone? How about waffles? Hmmm?
Fiction: General, T, English, Adventure, words: 279, 7/16/2005
1Notes on the Great Depression 1931: The stock market crrashed, people were left jobless, and a hidden self-contained culture of the hobo-tramp emerged. It is a fascinating facet of 20th century American life unfortunately ignored.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, words: 763, 7/15/2005
4Epigram VI Anorexia, eating disorders, the pursuit of beauty ... They are all issues present in our society and a very real problem.
Poetry: Life, M, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 486, 7/15/2005
1Ars Mathesis: Pars I You know, the word mathesis from my awesome title, is not from classical Latin. It emerged in medieval times, the era of late Latin. Well dah, imagine a guy like Caligula doing algebra. Shivers.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 524, 7/12/2005
1Ars Linguae: Pars II Sum defessa
Fiction: General, M, English, words: 5k+, 7/11/2005
1Ars Linguae: Pars I Sero est. Il Divo cantant mihi. Sum defessa et laeta. Itaque nox mea est. Legete et valete!
Fiction: General, M, English, words: 6k+, 7/3/2005
The Olive and thePalm A long philosophical discourse on personal happiness written in the style of a Platonic dialogue. It is very intense and deep. You have been warned. Review if you would, please.
Fiction: Essay, M, English, Spiritual, words: 4k+, 6/5/2005
Holiday in Graz What to do in Graz, Austria. Just some notes and ideas. No point in reading this unless you like internationalism.
Fiction: General, K, English, words: 210, 5/28/2005
3How to Drink Pearls I do not much like bubble tea but prefer to drink them the way Cleopatra did in front of Antony. It is classic. Here is the story and a modern twist. Enjoy!
Fiction: Historical, T, English, Humor, words: 972, 5/28/2005
2Gladiator Forensics: Verus and Polumbus Informal notes addressing some startling new facts about the lives of gladiators. They got married, you know. Enjoy! Vale.
Fiction: Historical, T, English, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 5/28/2005
2Sonnet VI Not the best title I know, but I wrote this most humble sonnet for my cousin's wedding in beautiful San Francisco! The groom was Indian (those people from India) and the bride a Mexicaan. It is quite interesting. R and r please. Danke!
Poetry: Family, K+, English, Romance, words: 155, favs: 1, 4/27/2005
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