Posts tagged “western art”

  1. So maybe my favorite part about all of Greek history is that Sappho was just such a BIG GAY BUMMER that it pretty much killed her. (This may or may not be true. 100% of what we know about Sappho is "this may or may not be true," except for the rumor that she threw herself off of a cliff for the love of some male boatman, which is a vile calumny invented by, I…

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  2. what
    im not smiling
    what do you mean
    i don't know how i look
    honestly im not even thinking about anything in particular
    quit asking
    why are you so obsessed with figuring out what im smiling about
    or not smiling
    i cant even tell

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  3. Orpheus is one of those great Greek figures who stuck around long enough to get every single myth eventually attributed to him. He invented music, sort of, but he also become a figure of mourning after failing to rescue his wife Eurydice from the Underworld (on account of looking back at her before she was 100% rescued), but he's also credited with introducing pederasty to Thrace (!!!)

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  4. doesn't Terpsichore mean "delight in dancing" 
    you don't seem very delighted

    it means a lot of things

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  5. "I am the noblest lady of this court, second only to the Queen. Yet I am the saddest of mortals in France."

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  6. Previously: The many abductions of Ganymede.

    Right-ho, so the abduction of Andromeda was a majorly popular artistic motif during the early modern era for reasons of "babes in chains are fun to draw," but there's a really wonderful sliding scale of what Perseus' rescue looked like.

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  7. his name is Gregory and yes, it is serious

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  8. close the door
    CLOSE THE DOOR
    cant you READ the SIGN
    jesus
    this song's not ready yet
    close the door!!

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