First Recognisable Epic Poem

Posted on by Tom Fleming

AT ONE OF the earliest points of our recorded history, the remarkable culture of Mesopotamia flourished, and one of its many versatile and precocious achievements was Gilgamesh, our first recognisable epic poem. It has gradually been pieced together, as the cuneiform tablets have been unearthed and deciphered. It has come out of the ground bit […]

Who Named the Fish?

Posted on by Tom Fleming

Clever youths crave intellectual baubles. They like to toss them about, and then, once broken, they like even more to hurl them from the playpen. One envies, therefore, the students of Bologna University who gathered at the beginning of the 1994-5 academic year to hear Professor Eco deliver ‘The Force of Falsity’, which is the […]

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