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About: Anya Leonard

Anya Leonard is the co-founder of Classical Wisdom Weekly and current Project Director. She has a M.A. in Sociology from University of Edinburgh and studied at St. John’s College with a double major in Philosophy and the History of Math of Science. She lives and writes from all over the world.

Recent Posts by Anya Leonard

The Greek Gods of the Countryside

Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena… these are just a few of the names that Greek mythology lovers know, as they are no doubt aware of the standard Greek pantheon, the Olympians. They get all the air time, after all, with their epic tales of love, murder, incest, revenge…and everything in between. The Titans, likewise, grab headlines

Has Technology CHANGED Us? 

The scene was cliche. It was a sunny fall afternoon in New York City and the construction workers were taking their break. Then a stunning woman came down the street…. Not just pretty, but Big Apple gorgeous and dressed… flatteringly.  As she passed the construction workers, I waited for what I thought was the inevitable. But

Not Just Another Column

What’s in a column? To the Ancient Greeks, the standing pillar was more than just a way to hold up the roof. Every section, from capital to base, was integral to the entire structure. It was a piece of art that followed very detailed specifications, an architectural order. In fact, you only need a fragment of molding

Is Sin Hereditary? Are We Culpable for our Ancestors?

When it comes to best/worst ancient Greek stories of ancestral sin, the competition is tough. There are so many to choose from! Nonetheless, I’d champion two for the top prize.  Tie for number one is the House of Cadmus. Poor Cadmus, all he did was slay a dragon and found the city of Thebes… which

Titans of Greek Mythology

Okay, today we are talking about the Titans of Greek mythology. Now, of course there are a lot of sources when it comes to discussing ancient Greek mythology, but we are going to use Hesiod’s Theogony, which is sort of like the Bible of the ancient Greek world. So first, what is a Titan? Titans

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