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Odyssey - Book 4 - The Old Man of the Sea - so much better than a Sat Nav.

Previously on ‘Odyssey’… Book 1 Book 2 Book 3

Telemachus and his pal Mr Pee (Peisitratus), rock up to Menelaus’s house only to discover that wedding celebrations are underway. 822 more words


Odyssey Book 3 - In which more cows are killed and the sheets are probably Egyptian cotton

Previously on ‘Odyssey’… Book 1 Book 2

So Telemachus, Athena (now in disguise as ‘Mentor’) and their crew turn up in Pylos (where they make pylons, obviously), as it’s thought that Nestor, who was at the Trojan war, will have the low-down on what happened to Odysseus. 467 more words


Orphic Poem to Demeter

“Oh, All-Nature, Queen, Mother of all things, untiring Mother, exalted, creating, She who tames all, Unmentionable, shining, the Firstborn who quenches everything, who brings the Light! 50 more words

Ancient Knowledge

Odyssey Book 2 - Her Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard

So where were we….

The morning after Athene’s visit, Telemachus, son of Odysseus, calls a meeting in the town. He enters, carrying a bronze spear, with two dogs at his side and states his grievances: the loss of his father; the constant hounding of his mother Penelope by all her suitors, who it seems aren’t only after her milkshake: 506 more words


Encounter with a Squatting Komast in Athens (aka more on ancient poo)

For a fortnight in April I had the pleasure of a stay at the British School at Athens. As well as digging-in for some serious research time (and eating spinach pies, and tortoise hunting in the garden), I spent an afternoon at the Cycladic Art Museum and their wonderful temporary exhibition,  471 more words

Greek Language

Help with sources: Where to find a text (in its original language)?

Today’s question might seem a little silly. Of course if you need a text you can do any of the following:

General Resources

A short scholion on Scylla and Hydra in Armenian

Another short passage from ACC 119, f. 348v (cf. this post) is a scholion on Scylla and Hydra, unrelated to the surrounding texts.

So it reads, 234 more words