Figuring Lacan: Criticism and the Cultural Unconscious by Juliet Flower MacCannell

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It was designed this efficient both for weapon the blade was sharpened to a fine point and the cutting edge ran across the entire front and down one enemy. his He would its ons was perhaps the earliest of Iberian Into the peninsula, from the east, invaders, who first A industries. came the Celtic fought the Iberians and became integrated with them Celtiberian. was temper, and the forging of these weap- in a new culture later —the vigorous race of warriors migrating from the Danube basin, the Celts first spread south from Austria and Bavaria, over the Alps and into Rome, which they attacked and sacked 400 years before Christ.

In the midst sive he became ill of the Roman offen- and was forced to return to Rome. His chief deputy, Agrippa, pursued the war with vigor and finally vanquished the rebellious Celtiberians Yet on the Astura (Esla) River in the year 20 these fiercely independent people were b. c. to con- within responsibility, Stoicism carries the idea of destiny. it It teaches that with and fortitude; under intolerable con- silence ditions, suicide is allowable. Whether tainly did not originate there but in Nero when child of eleven years.

The great fact that these Iberian-born authors men of literature strong power at a time were when Rome was a speaks well for the availability of edu- cation in their land and the pride taken in excelling in Latin, the pride in speaking well. Rhetoric \ so highly respected in Spain that compliments one can pay to a Spaniard of today is to praise his use Two the of his language. great emperors, both born in Iberia, led Roman Empire to further heights in the 2nd cen- tury. Trajan was born in the province of Betica and Iberian priestess features that still persist in making an offering has the facial many women of the Spanish Levant.

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