Originally posted on Isiopolis:
Hear now the tale of Iphis and Ianthe, told by the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE -17/18 CE): In the Phaestos region of Crete, lived a couple named Ligdus and Telethusa. Telethusa was pregnant and near to her time. As the birth of their child approached, Ligdus told Telethusa that he…

Originally posted on the Victorian era:
The nineteenth century had its proper share of bad boys. Even though it’s more than a century ago, and even though some of them were not even real at all, there’s no doubting the attraction of one mr. Rochester, mr. Knightly, or mr. Heathcliff. The nineteenth century’s bad boys…