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Yes, I am proud! Tom Send a noteboard - 02/07/2013 01:27:40 AM

I was surprised that Burckhardt (Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien) was so negative on the Borgias and so positive on Julius II. On the other hand, Montanelli tried to be fair with Rodrigo (Pope Alexander VI) and said he wasn't really much worse than many of his contemporaries. It's an interesting story, either way.

Political correctness is the pettiest form of casuistry.

ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius

Ummaka qinnassa nīk!

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