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  • Dec 14 / 2017
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Classical Literature

Scholars and Warriors: John Roy Stewart

“Jacobites, 1745” by John Pettie

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB and John Priest, B.A Cert. Min

Introduction

This series, which we are calling “Scholars and Warriors”, hopes to challenge a modern-day stereotype: the idea that a man must either like poetry and literature or be interested in sports or fighting, never both. Men who like poetry are too often seen as effeminate or weak, and the ones who like sports or martial arts are seen as brainless hooligans. People today often don’t realize that it’s possible to like both, even though in earlier periods these things often went hand in hand. Continue Reading

  • Dec 12 / 2017
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Classical Literature

HAPPY ENDINGS – Chapter Two

“Young couple in a rural tavern” by Giacomo Francesco Cipper

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

At that moment, a customer sitting next to Romeo asked:

– Pardon? Are you talking to me?

– What? No. I think you must have heard wrong, sir – answered the innkeeper.

– Sorry. I thought I heard someone pronounce my name. My name is Paris. Continue Reading

  • Dec 07 / 2017
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Book, Film, and TV Reviews

Carmenta TV Review: Vikings ★★★★☆

TV series: Vikings

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Vikings is a historical drama TV series written and created by Michael Hirst for the History Channel, and it’s one of the best series I’ve seen in the past few years. In fact, I’m sure classics enthusiasts will have the time of their life watching this fascinating historical series. As always, though, the show has both good and bad points, which I’ll be addressing in this review. Continue Reading

  • Dec 05 / 2017
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Classical Literature

HAPPY ENDINGS – Chapter One

“Young couple in a rural tavern” by Giacomo Francesco Cipper

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Before one accuses the author of anachronism and incoherence, I beg you to give me leave to commit those two deadly sins for a writer, because this tale could not be written otherwise. Therefore, I must make it absolutely clear that you will hear dialogues between characters who lived in different ages, spoke different languages and would never have met! At the end of this narrative, you will understand the reason. Continue Reading