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Old May 27 2013, 09:14 PM   #119
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Re: Have cultural standards gotten lower?

Kestrel wrote: View Post
Assuming you're sticking to Western Europe, a few writers off the top of my head would be Chaucer, Dante and Sir Thomas Mallory (plus whoever wrote the Song of Roland and Beowulf for two more).

Dante also counts for philosophy/theology I'd say, plus William of Ockham, Anselm, and Abelard.
See also: Hildegard von Bingen

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I stopped following popular music when hip hop artists started getting praised for their "riffs." It's really just a clever name for stealing someone else's music and throwing your lyrics on top of it. Far as the lyrics go...well let's just say I've read more creative stuff from high school amatuers. I just don't find anything inspiring with topics like smacking bitches, drinking gin and juice, and hating police.
You know there is a ton of popular music that has nothing to do with your description here right?
Hush, you. And get off his lawn.
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