Cleopatra versus the folly of ancient Roman kings In the year 48 B.C., Ptolemy XIV of Egypt managed to depose and exile his sister and wife, Queen Cleopatra. He secured the country's borders against her return and began to rule on his own. Later that year, Julius Caesar came to Alexandria to ensure that despite … Continue reading Romanticism: ENCHANTMENT LIES IN WHAT IS HIDDEN
No single beauty is the best, Since she is all one flower divine___ O mystic metamorphosis! My senses into one sense flow--- Her voice makes perfume when she speaks, Her breath is music faint and low!
You've seen the fire that smolders, Down to nothing, and grows a crown of pale ash, Over its hidden embers, (Yet a sprinkling of paraffin Will suffice to rekindle the flame)? So with the heart. It grows torpid from lack of worry, And needs a sharp stimulus to elicit love. ... Get her/him anxious about … Continue reading Romanticism: Invent sharp stimulus to elicit love