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Simply Charly, an original, one-stop portal for students and teachers that brings to life, in a compelling and engaging manner, some of the most prominent historical figures, has relaunched its "Ask the Expert" platform, an online resource that will connect students and general knowledge seekers with scholars and experts from around the world. These personalities, each a renowned expert in...
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From a St. Bernard dog bearing his name to a toddler reacting emotionally to the sounds of “Moonlight Sonata” to his worldwide fame, Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770–1827) legacy has transcended time and cultures. While Beethoven’s exact day of birth in 1770 is not known, his baptism date, December 17, is commonly celebrated as his birthday. In the 18th century, it...
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Greeks and Turks have been at odds with each other pretty much since Greece won independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832. Hostility between the two nations intensified after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974, and the subsequent Turkish occupation of the northern portion of the country, which is still ongoing today. The Greeks, who have formed the...
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British mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing (1912-1954) broke the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, playing a crucial role in the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Yet, for all his genius and contribution to the war effort, the life of this soft-spoken visionary was marred by trauma and tragedy. Despondent after the inhumane treatment inflicted on him by the British...
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In 1915, T.S. Eliot rocked the literary world with the publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Now, a little more than 100 years later, the man considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century is back in the public eye with the release of new letters, essays, and photographs on tseliot.com, a website launched by...
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Simply Charly, an original, one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world's most prominent historical figures, has launched a new podcast series called Culture Insight hosted by Roger Kennedy. The series of roughly 30-minute podcasts will feature interviews with authors and experts presenting their views on those individuals who have influenced our culture and enriched our...
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Whoever said that history keeps repeating itself was right—at least judging by past week’s events. When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in the early hours of November 9, 2016, very few—if any—people remembered that on that very same day 217 years earlier, another politician, French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, made history of his own. On that...
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One of the most enduring controversies in literary history, which first surfaced in the 18th century, has surrounded William Shakespeare’s (1564-1616) prolific body of works. A number of skeptics have suggested that other authors penned the plays attributed to the Bard of Avon. One of the candidates posited for the authorship of Shakespeare’s works was another great English playwright of the...
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“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” As one of the most well-known and memorable quotes from the renowned American poet Sylvia Plath, it comes as a surprise to many that this quote is actually from The Bell Jar, her one and only novel. Sylvia Plath is...
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