violence

  • A Brief History of Insults (and So’s Your Mother)

    Deb Amlen, writing for the New York Times Speaking of not taking criticism well, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention one of the most hostile “Oh yeah?” insults of the period. The Roman author Catullus’s poem “Carmen 16” was a response to two men, Furius and Aurelius, who were going around telling people…