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February 16, 2018

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“Sanskrit has 96 words for love; ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only one.” – Robert Johnson, The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden

I think that it would be ideal to have somewhere between 96 and 3 words for love. Certainly, one does not seem enough. It is much like the word nature,

 » Read more about: Love Letters  »

September 1, 2017

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Harrison Middleton University’s upcoming Quarterly Discussion will take a look at a number of historic letters. Personal correspondence offers a rich and fascinating look at culture and society. Dating back to ancient Rome, many letters (that remain today) were considered official documents and would have been kept in the public record. Such is the case with Plutarch’s letter “Consolation to His Wife”.

 » Read more about: A Brief and Tangential History of Mail  »

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