Desperate Dirt Grows Poor Flowers

Desperate Dirt Grows Poor Flowers Gemma. Currently studying a Classics MA part time and thoroughly enjoying it. Also working at my local Museum and Town Hall.

I like music, tea, old horror films, anything Greek or Roman, and Latin (sometimes). Anything you want to know, just ask. Anything you want to chat about, go ahead.

steveangelkov:

two great british traditions on Flickr.

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steveangelkov:

two great british traditions on Flickr.

Homer’s ghost in Hitchin

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tjathurman:

Here is something wonderful. The poet George Chapman (1559-1634) was born, like me, in Hitchin. He is best remembered for his translation of Homer (as in Keats’s sonnet “On first looking into Chapman’s Homer”); he claimed that he made the translation because Homer’s ghost appeared to him on Hitchin Hill and asked him to.

This is awesome. As a Classicist from Hitchin I knew about Chapman’s translations but didn’t know he was inspired by Homer’s ghost on the Hill…

True.

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True.

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unharmed-echo:

wow

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unharmed-echo:

wow

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penydreadful:

"A goddess, the hidden one; Despite Her outward divinity, she had a monster within her, not unlike your Miss Ives."

boudoirepoque:

Riding the merry-go-round, by Heinrich Zille, 1900

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boudoirepoque:

Riding the merry-go-round, by Heinrich Zille, 1900

(Source: villingen-schwenningen.de)

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flatbreadconfusion:

riingabel:

quirkybrittany:

i want to study at a British university

i will spell color as colour and use degrees celcius. i would watch Sherlock on BBC all night while drinking a cuppa tea with my flatmates. i’ll have fish and chips every day that’s worth 5 quid. i would go to gaff parties every nighti am also more likely to meet chavsOne Direction, Ed Sheeran and the Queen.

i wish i was british :(

fuck off, we dont want u here

it’s not a cuppa tea it’s either a cup of tea or a cuppa you uncultured dick flibbit

you are not welcome here

What the hell is a gaff party?

Also, if you’re paying a fiver for fish and chips you’re being ripped off…

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follow-me-into-madness:

He has all these female friends who are pretty, have the most beautiful faces, the perfect figures…I think a few of them are models or shit like that, I’m pretty sure I remember him mentioning one of them being a Suicide Girl…

And then there’s me. I’m almost certain he’s going to upgrade some time soon.

Highly relevant right now.

When someone says my Classics degree is pointless

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whatshouldwecallmeclassics:

I’m like:

Dowager

(Thanks anonymous for the submission!)

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invisiblestories:

Thierry de Cordier, Zeeberg (via)

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde!

I live and work in reading, where he was imprisoned, during which time he was inspired to write the Ballad of Reading Gaol. 
I also work in the town hall, where we have the Oscar Wilde room.

I know that homosexuality is no longer a crime, and that it was wrong for him to be imprisoned, but I still find it a bit weird that we have a room named after a guy that we jailed.

trashedfloors:

isabella-jameston:

auspicious-stars:

misjudging:




dieselotherapy:

Lungs breathing, creepy but cool 
me: that looks disgusting*reblog* 




OMG THAT’S SO COOL

wuuuuut.

I literally gasped out loud.  Aaaaaahhhhh why?!?  Cool, but why?!?

Ew that’s so amazing

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trashedfloors:

isabella-jameston:

auspicious-stars:

misjudging:

dieselotherapy:

Lungs breathing, creepy but cool 

me: that looks disgusting
*reblog* 

OMG THAT’S SO COOL

wuuuuut.

I literally gasped out loud.  Aaaaaahhhhh why?!?  Cool, but why?!?

Ew that’s so amazing

(Source: loseweightandbeprettier)

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