I agree. Any here live in the dear, departed Deutsche Demokratische Republik?I am automatically suspicious of any country which has "Democratic" in its title. It is usually euphemistic at best and often meaning entirely the opposite, rather like "industrial action"
I think only that the "hairball" in the middle is aesthetically wrong. I like the expression of the face, it shows a somewhat separated and confident, probably even arrogant female. It is the kind of female which if you like them to get rid of vou simply have to flirt with her. I used that "trick" often by women working for the police or security services.
Except it wasn't the beginning of the story for the Wampanoag, who'd been around at Patuxet (that these incomers were calling 'Plymouth') for 12,000 years or so.I agree. Any here live in the dear, departed Deutsche Demokratische Republik?
On to a true Milestone:
Four Hundred Years ago on November 11th (their calendar), or November 23rd (ours) refugees from the religious persecutions under James I (VI - Eul), anchored on the ship Mayflower, just within what is now Provincetown Bay (part of Massachusetts Bay),
signed an agreement for ordering the colony they were about found. Known today as the Mayflower Compact, it sought to form “a civil body politic,” even though the signers were all devotedly religious. Importantly, their new political community would be framed by “just and equal laws” — laws that would apply without discrimination to all their members. Here, at the very beginning of the American story, one can discern the concepts of equal justice and government by consent of the governed.
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she's knitting too - multi-tasking!A bunch of white middle-class men, with a woman to make the tea.
Has anything really changed?
Maybe if he was living today, but he isnt, furthermore in 500bc I dont recall in any book the term "Turks"I heard about this battle a long time ago when I read the book "The Novellas and Anecdotes of Herodotus" (early 1970s). whereas today he would probably be called a Turk, as he was born in Halicarnassus, today Bodrum.
And if the Persians had won the battle, Athens (which they had just left in ruins) would never have been restored - so Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Thucydides, Herodotus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and a great many more who laid the foundations of Western civilisation would never have flourished, and the world we live in today would certainly be a very different one.Maybe if he was living today, but he isnt, furthermore in 500bc I dont recall in any book the term "Turks"
Good for him!! Friede und Freundschaft!An historic milestone when The Prince of Wales laid a wreath for the German war dead, and spoke to the Bundestag, partly in German:
Needless to say, some anti-Euro British newspapers are saying he is getting involved in politics, but since when has friendship and reconciliation been forbidden?
Indeed, a lot of what is thought of as the achievement of Greece (and more particularly Athens) in philosophy and science was simply the western end of a continuum extending through the Persian Empire- with its cultural and intellectual foundations in the earlier civilisations of Mesopotamia - and beyond to India.Well it would be very different indeed, better or worse none can answer that.
That would be a huge butterfly effect and the 2500 years followed would be very different.
The persians hadnt the principles of democracy and the rest but they had developed many sciences as good as greeks. mathematics, physics, geometry, medicine etc.
Or get ridden!!!The earliest version of the story that gives her a red head-covering is Charles Perrault's 'Le petit chaperon rouge' - I think 'un chaperon' could be any sort of child's headwear. Rotkäppchen would be a translation from that, and the earliest English versions seem to have called her Little Red-Cap. I can't find when the 'Riding Hood' was introduced, but I guess the bouncy rhythm of 'Little Red 'Riding Hood' is more appealing than the rather dumpy 'Little Red Cap'. As you say, at no point in the story does she ride anything.