Hundreds of refugees arrived on the shores of eastern Lesbos, Monday, as deteriorating weather continues to make migrant voyages from Turkey to the EU state increasingly dangerous. Hundreds of refugees, predominantly from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq arrived in inflatable rubber boats on a remote stretch of coastline on the island. Woman and children were among the new arrivals as NGO workers arrived to assist and deliver first aid. Greek coast guards organised a rescue operation in the area between Lesbos and the Turkish coast after reports emerged of deteriorating weather in the region. Greece is one of the main entry points into the European Union for refugees from the Middle East and Africa fleeing violence, war and poverty.
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A film company is hoping to turn the life of author Jane Austen into a romantic comedy. They couldn't have picked a worse subject. Austen is a classic novelist, one whose books "Emma," "Sense and Sensibility" and the beloved "Pride and Prejudice" have themselves been turned into delightful romantic comedies on screen. Austen's formula -- a witty tale of a young woman drawn into a romance that is thwarted or resisted, with a resolution that ends in marriage -- serves as a template for big screen rom-coms. It's a sad truth that while Austen's novels were rich with romantic entanglements, her life was not.
There were, however, many female authors who created influential works before the 20th century although their literature often became valued only after their death. Sappho ca. The ancient Greek poet was born on the island of Lesbos sometime in the second half of the 7th century BCE and became one of the first and most influential female authors in Western civilization. Most of her poetry that was very popular during antiquity has been lost but the surviving fragments of her works reveal why she was considered one of the greatest ancient poets.
A lesbian is a homosexual woman. The concept of "lesbian" to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation evolved in the 20th century. Throughout history, women have not had the same freedom or independence as men to pursue homosexual relationships, but neither have they met the same harsh punishment as homosexual men in some societies. Instead, lesbian relationships have often been regarded as harmless and incomparable to heterosexual ones, unless the participants attempted to assert privileges traditionally enjoyed by men.