Chuck Jones has pointed me to ABZU as a source of open-access material. It’s been hugely useful / distracting already and I have another paper I need to write up on Greek festivals now. It’s wonderful.
…but I’m also having a very strange day with the journals. It seems the February 2005 edition of the Journal of Social Archaeology is open today. I mention it as it has the paper The cultural landscape of interplanetary space by Alice Gorman available for free. It’s an interesting take on the space race, nationalism and archaeology.
There’s a good variety of topics in the issue, so grab it while you can get it.
Base image: Suicide © iStockPhoto.com.
A press release from the Royal Society of Psychiatrists. Reproduced because I’ve only seen snippets of it the Scottish press.
“Death is by my sight today, like a well trodden way…
Death is by my sight today, like the longing of a man
to see home…
I am laden with misery…”
Analysis of an ancient Egyptian poem by a psychiatrist and an Egyptologist shows that it describes the psychopathology of suicide with great accuracy.
Dispute over Suicide was a poem written by an unnamed Egyptian writer between 2000 and 1740 BC on papyrus in hieroglyphics.
The writer is known as ‘The Eloquent Peasant’, and was commissioned by King Meri-ka-re to write a poem in order to dissuade people from committing suicide.