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Articles with keyword "seventeenth century"

Phedre and Theseus

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The Play Speaks to You: How a Translator Stays True to the Text and Connects with the Audience

The tragedy of Phèdre transcends its original verse. 

swamp

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The Dismal Swamp: One Road out of Slavery Took You Straight into the Boggiest Place You’ve Ever Been.

Archaeologists in Virginia seek to know more about the lives of slaves who escaped and lived off the land.

Opening pages of the First Folio

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Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?

What the First Folio's history tells us about our greatest playwright

Piazza Colonna in Rome

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Eternal City’s Building Craze also Bolstered Urban Planning

Study demonstrates that a public voice can help develop a theocratic city

Illustration of Benedict Spinoza

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Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated

Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker

Captain John Smith by Simon de Passe, seventeenth century

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Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown

Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.

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Firsthand Accounts

A Web site offers manuscripts, maps, and sketches from early Virginia.

Characters from "Desperate Fishwives"

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Travale’s Travails

Educational adventure-game explores Elizabethan Age.