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Unread postby Jiang Xun » Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:02 pm

Can somebody give me a general overview on the history of Sepauku? I am doing a speech, and have a History Channel recording that tells a lot about it, but i can't find it... :(

So if somebody could point me in the direction where i could learn the pre/post-Sepauku ritual. Who is credited with the first act, and so forth, it would help me alot, while i look for the video at the same time....
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Unread postby Ranbir » Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:18 pm

Here are two links, one on the basic history of the Samurai, and the other on Seppuku as a ritual.

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Unread postby Emily » Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:10 pm

Ok, I need a bit of help here.

I'm looking for a poem. I'm pretty sure that it is by Lord Byron, but I could be wrong about that. However, I do know that it is one of the great Romantics. The poem itself is about a man whose lover has died, but--since their affair was a secret--he cannot publicly mourn for her.

Anyway, it's a beautiful poem. I was reminded of it a few days ago, but I can't seem to find it. If anyone could help me out with this, I'd be grateful.
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Unread postby Ranbir » Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:14 pm

Ok, I think it could be When We Two Parted by the Lord Byron.

http://plagiarist.com/poetry/?wid=5961
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Unread postby Emily » Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:35 pm

Yes! Thank you so very very much! You're awesome!

You know, I can't believe that I didn't remember that... :roll:
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Re: Basic Questions Thread

Unread postby Kül Tigin » Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:48 am

Emily wrote:That having been said, can anyone recommend to me a good English translation of the Qur'an (Koran)?

Here, please have a look at these pages:

http://www.kuran.gen.tr/html/english1/index.php3
http://www.kuran.gen.tr/html/english2/index.php3
http://www.kuran.gen.tr/html/english3/index.php3
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Unread postby Seven at One Stroke » Thu Apr 29, 2004 4:12 am

Does any one know a good, possibly multi-volume translation of Romain Rolland's Jean Christophe? Any comments about the book itself?
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Unread postby Carp's Tail » Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:08 am

Ranbir wrote:租界 = Foreign settlement ? (Can someone check that please!)


I know I'm a bit late in responding to this, but yes, that means a foreign settlement. More specifically, it refers to a land concession forced upon China (probably in the aftermath of the Opium Wars) by other powers. Examples include Fuzhou, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Shanghai and Ningbo.
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Unread postby Jiang Xun » Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:43 pm

Is there a site where books such as the Illiad, Odiessy, and even Aneasas[sic] are written in the same prose form as Threekingdoms.com?
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Unread postby Kurek » Sun Jul 04, 2004 2:49 pm

Jiang Xun wrote:Is there a site where books such as the Illiad, Odiessy, and even Aneasas[sic] are written in the same prose form as Threekingdoms.com?


I found this:

The Homer Homepage

It has translations of The Iliad, three translations of The Odyssey, and The Homeric Hymns, complete with notes and cross refferences etc... and also plenty of history, it looks quite good.
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