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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

The Gays end Rome

A Problem in Modern Ethics

John Addington Symonds




'The brood begotten upon Roman soil was inadequate to cope with the inrushing tide of barbarians. Wisdom lay in attempting to rehabilitate marriage, the family domestic life. Meanwhile a certain vice ran riot through society, a vice for which Jehovah had rained fire and brimstone upon Sodom, a vice which the Mosaic code punished with death...' - A Problem in Modern Ethics, Symonds, 1896

Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt your bringing down of the Roman empire. I'm sure the Barbarian tribes will be nice to you gay folk when they invade. Nothing to worry about.