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Inception in Ilion: Agamemnon's Dream

Long before Christopher Nolan was wowing audiences with expensive CGI and notions of thoughts being placed into minds via dreams, Epic Greek literature was doing much the same. 1,142 more words

Epic Poetry

Book 7 - In which Odysseus needs to get up off the bloody floor!

For previously on The Odyssey, click here.

So, Sean Bean (or Odysseus as we should probably call him) is on his way to see Nausicaa’s dad, Alcinous. 599 more words


Bread, Education, Freedom by Petros Markaris

Bread, Education, Freedom by Petros Markaris (2012). French title: Pain, éducation, liberté. Translated from the Greek by Michel Volkovitch.

J’ai envie de monter les escaliers quatre à quatre. 833 more words

21st Century

The Aristotelian Unities

http://media.blubrry.com/thedavebowmanshow/www.slipperyfish.com:8080/podcast99/dave_bowman/2015_7_july/072115_The_Aristotelian_Unities.mp3 After some “housekeeping” about what is going on with Dave, the discussion moves to the idea of who and what makes a “Hero?” We begin with a picture of a Soldier in Vietnam. 106 more words

News & Notes

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