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Friendship, Hospitality, and the Cross

In his little letter to his beloved friend Gaius, the Apostle John gives a brief but profound commendation of the holiness of hospitality. In his cyclical letter that continues to revisit the ideals of truth and love, John pauses to briefly thank Gaius for the church’s hospitality to strangers: brothers in the faith traveling to different cities for the sake of the name. 1,296 more words


Help with Latin texts: Introduction to scansion

Although we now approach ancient texts primarily through the written word, they were originally meant for performance. Poetry in particular was probably chanted or sung, as we know from the use of words relating to music in the opening lines of poems and poetic collections. 1,323 more words

"The Afternoon Sun" by C. P. Cavafy #PoetryMonth

Constatine P. Cavafy (1863 – 1933) was a Greek poet (born in Alexandria, Egypt) and is considered one of the best European poets of the 20th century. 196 more words


Easter and Eostre

In many languages, the festival of Easter is usually named from a derivative or cognate of Latin pasca, which itself comes ultimately from Hebrew פֶּסַח‎ ‘passover’. 1,001 more words

Greek And Roman Civilisation

Help with Research: Perseus under PhiloLogic and Logeion

In my last post, I introduced you to the Perseus Project mirror hosted by the University of Chicago, commonly known as Perseus under PhiloLogic… 1,024 more words

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Perseus under PhiloLogic Part 1: Overview

In my last post I talked a little about mirror sites and the different Perseus Project mirrors. In this post, I’d like to take a closer look at one of these mirror sites: the Chicago Mirror, AKA… 1,607 more words

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Ode to Santorini

This summer it’ll be five years ago that I visited Santorini for what then I thought was the first but now suspect was also the only time. 543 more words