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16) The head of Medusa, whose name means "queen" in Greek, becomes the aegis of Athena, displayed on the shield of the protectress of the city, and the doubling of Medusa and Athena is coinstantaneous with the origins of patriarchal Western European culture.
Although David Simpson has suggested that the presence of Romantic irony in English poetry is best understood "as coinstantaneous with, rather than caused by, developments in the German tradition," the presence of these ironic elements in Blackwood's may have been a matter of direct influence.