The Bloodthirsty Bard.

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    I couldn't find a literature/the arts page to post this.

    But it hi-lights learning this bloodthirstyness at a relatively young age at school.
     
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    Well Anthony was in a power struggle with Augustus and Cleopatra ended up sleeping around like any good queen.

    Elizabeth 1st slept around too. Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh were two of her favorites.

    Drake was older than she, while Raleigh was younger.
     
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    Romeo and Juliet is just a pretty Greek tragedy adapted to Elizabethan England.

    In Greek tragedy, love does not conquer all.

    For example, at the Trojan War, Achilles killed the Queen of the Amazons, and as she lie dying in his arms, they fell in love with each other.
     
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    The lessons of MacBeth and Hamlet are the same as Dostoevsky's "Crime And Punishment".
     
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    I never got around to reading Othello. I recall that he was black though.

    In my Catholic high school this was censured.
     
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    there4eyeM is a fairly smart philosopher so I wonder what he/she thinks.
     
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    I? Think? there4eyeM?

    American education frowns upon such activity.
     
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    I got a really good Catholic private school education complete with Catholic guilt and original sin as well.

    His Eminence has agreed finally after 400 years that the Earth actually is NOT the center of the Universe. They have their own celestial observatory at the Vatican now.

    And evolutionary theory is allowed and teaches that at some point God gave hominids a soul.

    The most famous Catholic philosopher is San Tomas Aquinas. He is required reading. I actually happen to agree with Aquinas however so no worries there.
     
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    I was quite impressed with American education, after some visits to schools there.
     

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