What’s in the name? Anthology

What’s in the name? Anthology

“[S]cholars have not yet arrived at a consensus about a number of terms concerning compilation literature. As a result, terms such as compilation, collection, selection, anthology, corpus, miscellany, collectanea, anthology (sic), and florilegium are frequently used to refer to the same category of texts, without any distinction whatsoever […]” (Manafis 2020: 1.1.2)

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What’s in the name? Doctor

What’s in the name? Doctor

“Master Jacobus de Farneto of the Roman patrimony is appointed to teach grammar for the year 1384-1385 at Bologna…, and he must take his doctor’s degree or at least the licentiate before next Christmas…” Teaching Appointment Conditional on Receiving the Doctorate” (Teaching Appointment…)

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Pietà, a portrait of the Passion

Pietà, a portrait of the Passion

Given the context of patronage great painters and sculptors historically thrived in, it’s no wonder many masterpieces followed from religious exultation. Among them, undoubtedly, is Pietà, this embodiment of mother’s grief after the loss of her child.

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What’s in the name? University

What’s in the name? University

Many associate “university,” this ancient “studium generale,” with universal knowledge ― Hastings Rashdall, a 19th c. historian of universities, debunks this stereotype. What university has certainly always been is universally accessible and generally open to folks from all around.

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BL4: Conceptual Metaphors

BL4: Conceptual Metaphors

STRUGGLE FOR LIFE, MARCH OF PROGRESS and TREE OF LIFE are Darwin’s best recognized metaphors used to conceptualize evolution. BL Vol. 4 investigates these and many more in an attempt to address the role of figurative language in talking and thinking about evolution.

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