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any time I read a text either by or adapted from ancient peoples I'm reminded that the reason that works like Gilgamesh and the Iliad survived for so long is that they whip ass

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet I've been thinking a lot about the idea that media which doesn't "age well" probably just wasn't that good in the first place and only got any attention because of the specific cultural context it was published within.

@TapiocaPearl oh yeah definitely. sometimes it just resonates at a particular time and place but as soon as you take it out of that? garbage

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet me, when i read euripides, huh sometimes the classics are classics for a reason

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