Awkward flailings of an aspiring papyrologist. An Englishwoman abroad.

"Henry Tilney must know best" Northanger Abbey Chapter 11

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When [Alcibiades] was past his childhood, he went once to a grammar school, and asked the master for one of Homer’s books, and he making answer that he had nothing of Homer’s, Alcibiades gave him a blow with his fist and went away.

Plutarch, Life of Alcibiades (via dishearteningmediocrity)  

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My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.

L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables (via feellng)  

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Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under the control of the Roman Empire, a young woman with an elaborate hairstyle was laid to rest only yards away from a king’s pyramid, researchers report.

High-resolution CT scans reveal that, before she was buried, her hair was dressed in an elaborate hairstyle.

"The mummy’s hair is readily appreciable, with longer strands at the middle of the scalp drawn back into twists or plaits that were then wound into a tutulus, or chignon at the vertex (crown) of the head," writes a research team in a paper published recently in the journal RSNA RadioGraphics. They note that it was a popular hairstyle at the time, which may have been inspired by a Roman empress, Faustina I, who lived in the second century. 


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(Saint Denis and Saint Piatus)

'Livre d'images de madame Marie', Hainaut or Brabant ca. 1280-1290.

BnF, Nouvelle acquisition française 16251, fol. 84v

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Yesterday I went to a Michigan football game for the first time, which was a pretty overwhelming experience!  There were over 103,000 people in the stadium, multiple brass bands, cheerleaders, dancers, flag wavers, aircraft formations flying overhead and more.  The weather was terrible (thunder and lightning) and Michigan were playing abysmally, but it was still an incredible experience.

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* Episode Two - 'The Marianne Dashwood Guide To Freshers'



Second episode is up!

Want to know all the details about Freshers? The parties, the classes, the drinking, the boys (ok, well…don’t get your hopes up too much). Well, look no further! This episode I give you the full 411 on my first week of uni - plus two very special guests ended up crashing my video…

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"Elinor and Marianne Take Barton", an updated web series inspired by Jane Austen’s "Sense and Sensibility". Made by young, independent British film-makers. 

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Zalman Raffael’s premier of “Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3.” Photo by Denise Cerniglia, 2014.