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Fyodor Dostoievsky - Os Irmaos Karamazov (Editora 34)

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Saint Agustine - Confessions (Oxford) 

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Sextus Empiricus - Outlines of Pyrrhonism

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History, just a series of nonesense (Fyodor Dostoievsky - Os Irmaos Karamazov (Editora 34)

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There was at that time an extremely powerful senator. He wanted as usual to use his influence to obtain something which by the laws was unlawful Alypius resisted. (...) Everyone was amazed at so exceptional a character who neither wished to have as a friend nor feared to have as his enemy a powerful person. (Saint Augustine - Confessions (Oxford) p.103)

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Moreover, prostitution is with us a shameful and disgraceful thing, but with many of the Egyptians it is highly esteemed; at least, they say that those women who have the greatest number of lovers wear an ornamental ankle ring as a token of their proud position. And with some of them the girls marry after collecting a dowry before marriage by means of prostitution. Moreover, with us tattooing is held to be shameful and degrading, but many of the Egyptians and Sarmatians tattoo their offspring. Also, is a shameful thing with us for men to wear earring, but amongst, some of the barbarians, like the Syrians, it is a token of nobility. (Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Pyhonism p. 257)

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1 Definition 
History, just a series of nonesense (Fyodor Dostoievsky - Os Irmaos Karamazov (Editora 34)

2 Interesting People 
There was at that time an extremely powerful senator. He wanted as usual to use his influence to obtain something which by the laws was unlawful Alypius resisted. (...) Everyone was amazed at so exceptional a character who neither wished to have as a friend nor feared to have as his enemy a powerful person. (Saint Augustine - Confessions (Oxford) p.103)

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Moreover, prostitution is with us a shameful and disgraceful thing, but with many of the Egyptians it is highly esteemed; at least, they say that those women who have the greatest number of lovers wear an ornamental ankle ring as a token of their proud position. And with some of them the girls marry after collecting a dowry before marriage by means of prostitution. Moreover, with us tattooing is held to be shameful and degrading, but many of the Egyptians and Sarmatians tattoo their offspring. Also, is a shameful thing with us for men to wear earring, but amongst, some of the barbarians, like the Syrians, it is a token of nobility. (Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Pyhonism p. 257)