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Day: October 5, 2016
Why, what else does one do on a first marriage anniversary? Put your wife on a gondola. (Luxury Gondola Cruises: Venice on the Yarra) Everyone on the riverside assumed this was for a proposal. I kept hollering out to onlookers: SHE SAID YES!!! (sotto voce) Two years ago… Answered 2016-10-05 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/What-did-you-do-with-your-partner-on-your-first-anniversary/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]
In the traditional British public school system, why is (or was) it believed that knowledge of “the classics” was necessary?
As you found out in comments, OP, the history came along for the ride with the literature: Thucydides and Caesar were read more as literature, than because schools actually cared what happened in Syracuse in 415 BC. But they are great literature. Why were the Classics valued in elite schools in 19th century England? Well, […]