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Bacchic Revels (18)

In the Bacchae, Euripides imagines Dionysus arriving in Thebes, his mother’s hometown, now ruled by his cousin Penteus.  Both like and unlike other families, Dionysus’s is a little screwed up. 540 more words

Life

Euripides, Fr. 462 (Cretan Women): Only Death is Friend to the Poor

“I both know and have experienced the hard way
that all people are the friends of men who have.
No one slinks about where there is no food, 215 more words

Euripides is one smart dude

“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” – Euripides… 468 more words

Observations

El Amarillo Camino reblogged this on Yellow El Camino and commented:

Love Euripedes quotes. My favourite is: It is a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved by many friends."

Civilisation 12: Euripides

Welcome to the ‘Civilisation’ blog series. This is my attempt to categorise some of history’s most famous (and infamous) names. Sometimes it’s serious and sometimes it’s silly. 505 more words

Politics

Cicero's Use of the Hippolytus Myth in the "De Officiis"

I originally wrote this paper for a literature class in May of 2014.

Cicero’s Use of the Hippolytus Myth in the De Officiis

In his seminal ethical work, … 2,469 more words

Reflections On Truth, Goodness, And Beauty

You Are Not a Trojan Woman. Count Your Blessings.

It’s a new year, we’re passing the 4,500-page mark in the Great Books Project’s Science and Mathematics category, and I am already a week behind! Let’s get right to it. 820 more words