Ever since I moved to Australia for university, I’ve really had to embrace my Kiwi identity. Despite spending most of my life in New Zealand, I never really had to consider what that actually means, or how I’d measure up to other people’s expectations.
He had been in the room for no more than a moment, yet his expression was already contorted by a perpetual grimace.
The Roman Republic was a deeply conservative and “status conscious society.” The paterfamilias, patriarch of the household, had near absolute authority over both citizen women and male slaves in the household.
Courtesans were well-dressed, intelligent, talented in music and writing, and provided company as well as sexual gratification. They proved a convenient way for aristocratic men to experience sex without dishonouring a noblewoman or being involved with a woman of a lower class.
eyes Petrarch-weak from battle, what were you to do when you saw him shining?
Ah, assessment season. A time of caffeine, panic, sleep-deprivation, tears and regret. I procrastinate my little heart out, so when SWOTVAC comes around it’s Stress City. It doesn’t have to be, though.
I’m in the University of Melbourne’s Archives, surrounded by mementos of the past. Not just books but typewriters, political T-shirts, photographs, protest posters, letters, models of buildings. I feel a little like Indiana Jones – except I was in Brunswick.