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Classics. Harry Potter. Doctor Who. Art History. Guest starring: Sherlock. cats. Homestuck.

Watching the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross while doing Latin

"Maybe, maybe, maybe there’s one right here. Y’know trees get lonely too so they need friends. Just give him a little friend here."

"Isn’t that a super way to make a little evergreen? I used to agonize over this."


Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by Antonio Canova


Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss by Antonio Canova

(via artemisiaofhalicarnassus)

MBTI Under The Influence

INFPextremely affectionate
ESTJ: can’t hold their tongue; “chatty cathy”
ISFP: wants to hug everybody
ESFJloud and boisterous
ISFJ: type most likely to dial their ex
ENTP: comes up with crazy off-the-wall theories
ISTJ: “i’m horny, let’s have sex”
ENFP: social skills on steroids
INTP: likes to have deep conversations with people
ENTJ: contemplates the feeling of own intoxication
ISTP: impulsive “daredevil”
ENFJ: professes undying love to all of their friends
INFJ: finds everything hilarious
ESTP: tolerance for bullshit is even lower
INTJ: still the most rational person in the room
ESFP: wants to be the life of the party

(Source: sixteentypes, via artemisiaofhalicarnassus)



I Solemnly Swear that I Will Smash the Patriarchy Shirt





This is pretty cool.  It shows us that Gryffindors never share a core class with Ravenclaws, while Hufflepuffs never share a core class with Slytherins. 

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This is why we know so little about the Ravenclaws in canon (unless you, like me, kept tabs on every Ravenclaw mentioned no matter how minor) - because Harry never has classes with the Ravenclaws.

(Source: rogerssteve, via jenesaispourquoi)


Three OUP Employees Pay Homage to International Coffee Day (Everyday)

The Fresh Pots Society (FPS) was born when three OUP publicists—Jonathan Kroberger, Owen Keiter, and Sam Blum—realized they had a shared fascination with coffee, caffeine intake, and general snobbery. Each afternoon, Jonathan, Owen, and Sam convene over a delicious French-pressed pot of their finest grounds and catch an afternoon jolt of much needed caffeine and conversation. The process of preparing such coffee can be quite laborious, however. To get a better idea of how we make our brew, see the series of gifs above.


The Fresh Pots Society

Book Roundup: Women in Antiquity


These are a selection of source books and scholarly works on the fascinating (and often overlooked) subject of women in antiquity:

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity, by Sarah B. Pomeroy, an essential study of the lives of women in Greece and Rome. “The first treatment to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism.” — Mary Beard

Women in Classical World: Image and Text, by Elaine Fantham, Helene Peet Foley, Natalie Boymel Kampen, Sarah B. Pomeroy, H. A. Shapiro, “The first book on classical women to give equal weight to written texts and artistic representations, it brings together a great wealth of materials—poetry, vase painting, legislation, medical treatises, architecture, religious and funerary art, women’s ornaments, historical epics, political speeches, even ancient coins—to present women in the historical and cultural context of their time.”

The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece, by Sue Blundell, Margaret Williamson, a collection of essays exploring the intersection between women and religion in Ancient Greece.

Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt, by Joyce A. Tyldesley, an extremely readable overview of the lives of women in ancient Egypt.

The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers and Classical Greece and Rome, by Jane McIntosh Synder, "The pages of Snyder’s text are filled with stirring revelations about women’s achievements."—Susan C. Jarratt, Composition Chronicle

All titles link to the book’s Amazon page.