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The Goals of Poetry

A beer is for drinking. A sofa is for sitting. A poem is for… enjoyment? Edification? The imagination and expression of the indestructible order of the universe? 652 more words

History

Western Civilization - Medea Lesson 35

In my Western Civilization class, my instructor Tom Woods, assigned us to write an essay explaining the play of Medea and the Greeks attitude towards Medea. 394 more words

Ron Paul Curriculum.

PSA: Some Things Not to Say While Trick-or-treating

Want to know how to say “trick-or-treat” in Ancient Greek or Latin? We’ve got you covered. Here are some classical things not to say.

Aristophanes, … 109 more words

Greek

The Wild Justice of Women

Once again, Euripides has surprised me with the way his plays upset traditional gender roles.  His female characters are consistently stronger and more courageous than the men, who often come across as wimps.   617 more words

Bakkhai

Warning: This podcast discusses adult themes and theatre scenes of an erotic nature.

Blood. Violence. Passion. Wine. This episode has it all, as we discuss the Stratford Festival production of  329 more words

Euripides

Sense and Sensibility?

In this post about the Greek tragedy Hippolytus, I am not going to try to connect Euripides and Jane Austen.  However, Austen has given us a pithy dichotomy that provides a framework for thinking about Hippolytus.   651 more words