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And all the ways grew dark

Hom. Od. 2.388

δύσετό τ᾽ ἠέλιος σκιόωντό τε πᾶσαι ἀγυιαί
Now the sun set and all the ways grew dark

Many years ago – 1971 to be precise – I spent a month in Greece wandering around the Peloponese and a further up as far as Delphi. 311 more words

Ancient Greek

A Modern-Day Achilles' Shield

One of the iconic scenes in The Iliad is the description in Book Eighteen of Hephaestus forging a shield. The shield was requested by the goddess Thetis for her son, Achilles, and as it is made by the god of blacksmiths and artisans for the mightiest Achaean warrior, it’s a very intricate, beautiful, and strong shield, detailed with images of Greek ideals of farming, community life, and justice. 504 more words


Christ for All Nations - as told by All Nations!

Rachel & I are currently in Eastern Europe and as part of our travels we spent a day exploring the monasteries and scenery of Meteora… 765 more words

Alaska - the Last Frontier

A place so complex and beautiful, vast but self-contained – that was the experience of Alaska. Just to get there was a journey – flying to the west coast, and that was just the half of it. 795 more words


Homer grabs you by the ears

For years I’ve been trying to get myself to read through the whole of Homer’s Iliad from start to finish. And lately I realised how to do it in the most painless way possible: I plugged in my earphones and listened to an audiobook of Homer’s Iliad on my half-hour daily bus rides to and from work. 1,312 more words

Week 53: A Year of Books

My childhood was littered with the beginnings of stories. I wrote them in exercise books from Woolworths – red shiny cover and useful information on the back (longest rivers, highest mountains, times tables, how many perches to a chain: all good vital stuff). 1,034 more words

Being a parent

A lot of people compare being a parent to having a second full-time job but fuck that no job could be that awesome! Being a parent is an amazing experience! 32 more words