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A 2007 BBC History Documentary hosted by Matthew Sweet.
Documentary which looks back at Britain during the 18th century, a time of sexual excess and liberation, particularly in London. Vast amounts of erotic art and literature were produced – from the debauches of Fanny Hill, the orgies pictured by Thomas Rowlandson and accounts of the activities of the Hellfire Club. Presenter Matthew Sweet argues that the creators of this erotic enlightenment were not merely grubby pornographers, but that they conjured new ways of understanding human subjectivity.
Nate, Louis, and I discuss George Gordon, Lord Byron's poem "Written After Swimming From Sestos to Abydos." Along the way, we cover Byron's general lunatic badassery, why brains AND brawn is better, and holding Byron's beer (in a goblet made from a skull).
Recorded in June 2019. Taken from the Memoirs of Socrates by Xenophon, Book 3, Chapter 12. Socrates lived from circa 470 to 399 B. C..; Xenophon, from circa 431 to 354 B. C. The translation, by Sarah Fielding, was published in 1762.
Recorded in July 2019. Pliny the Younger flourished in the latter half of the first century A. D. The translation, by John Boyle, Earl of Orrery, was published in 1751. The recitation is taken from the Epistles, being Book 6, Letter 16. The uncle of Pliny was Pliny the Elder, the celebrated author of the Natural History.
Recorded in July 2019. Pliny the Younger flourished in the latter half of the first century A. D. The translation, by John Boyle, Earl of Orrery, was published in 1751. The recitation is taken from the Epistles, being Book 3, Letter 5, on the daily habits of Pliny's uncle, Pliny the Elder, the celebrated author of the Natural History.
Recorded in July 2019. Pliny the Younger flourished in the latter half of the first century A. D. The translation, by John Boyle, Earl of Orrery, was published in 1751. The recitation is taken from the Epistles, being Book 3, Letter 1, on the daily life and routine of Spurinna at the age of seventy-seven.
Follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/aethelheim | Part 3 (Chapter 2) of This Time The World written by George Lincoln Rockwell, published in 1961. Read by Aethelred Heimskringlr. This is a WIP and I welcome all criticism/suggestions.
Recorded in July, 2019. Abraham Cowley lived from 1618 to 1667; his Essays were written during the last several years of his life. They are entitled “Several Discourses by Way of Essays in Prose and Verse,” this one being the tenth in number. The text is taken from the eleventh edition of his Works. Martial, two of whose epigrams are translated here, flourished during the latter half of the first century A. D.
For many people, the English writer JRR Tolkien (1892-1973) is above all the author of the Lord of the Rings, the film series directed and produced by Peter Jackson from 2001 to 2003. But what most people are unaware of is that this immensely successful novel is only the tip of a monumental corpus, started in the 1910s, and which Tolkien pursued to the day he died in 1973.
This documentary goes back to the origins of this tremendous creation and, at the same time, it is an opportunity to rediscover the surprising personality of its author. Who was this quiet and scholarly man who taught languages and old English literature at Oxford? How was this gigantic project born?
Going back and forth between ordinary reality and an immaterial and fabulously rich reality, the story offers to reveal the meaning of Tolkien’s life as a marvelous adventure of the mind.
Recorded in June, 2019. Dio Chrysostom, the philosopher (not to be confounded with the theologian John born three centuries after him) flourished during the first century A. D. The translation, by Gilbert Wakefield, was published in 1800.
This essay is known in Greek as Περι Λυπης.
As we have no surviving image of Dio, I have chosen for the thumbnail an anonymous painting of an unnamed philosopher, made in Italy during the 17th century.