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J is for Jocasta

Okay, technically, her name is actually Iokaste, but…yeah, even I use Romanized spellings when they suit me.  (After all, I do usually use Achilles instead of Achilleus, Jason instead of Iason, et cetera.)  Anyway, I’m doing this as a myth re-telling, instead of a me burbling on pointlessly thing. 4,967 more words

Greek Mythology

Amours 1.171

Tousjours des bois la cyme n’est chargée
Du faix negeux d’un hyver eternel :
Tousjours des Dieux le foudre criminel
Ne darde en bas sa menace enragée. 605 more words
Sonnets

Philip II: Thebes, Phalanx, and Aristotle

While young, Philip was held hostage in Thebes. Now, when I say “hostage”, he was royalty and treated like royalty but he just wasn’t allowed to go anywhere and was indoctrinated in the Theban culture and civilization. 640 more words

Introduction

Philip II: Thebes, Phalanx, and Aristotle

While young, Philip was held hostage in Thebes. Now, when I say “hostage”, he was royalty and treated like royalty but he just wasn’t allowed to go anywhere and was indoctrinated in the Theban culture and civilization. 640 more words

History

And Then There Were Two

This has been one of the most difficult week’s I have ever had. My poor family, torn apart by something so horrible. Eteocles was just trying to protect his city….but Polynices simply wanted to take what was actually his in the first place. 97 more words

Brothers

Like Children Arguing Over Colors

Well, the time has come around again for the boys to swap crowns.  I get it, really I do.  It’s the “fair” and “right” thing to do.   179 more words

Brothers

What do I do with the Egyptian mummy?

I’ve been going gangbusters writing my book lately. This is why my blog posts have tapered off recently – sorry – but there are some important advantages in staying in the Zone, without any interruptions. 789 more words

Biography