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About: Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly has a Double Honours BA in English and Classics at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His particular interest is in Euripides, and how the visual aspects of staging his works reflect and manifest his philosophical interests and concerns (particularly regarding the Sophists). He is also a specialist in Digital Marketing, and a passionate advocate for the potential that technology and the internet hold to engage people with the Classics.

Recent Posts by Sean Kelly

The Cult of Asklepios

By Kevin Blood It was a widespread cult of enormous importance in the ancient world. Socrates’ last words referenced its central figure. Their symbol is still recognizable today, worldwide – even if you don’t know what it is, you’ve likely seen it. But what exactly was the cult of Asklepios? Established towards the end of

The Three Elektras

by Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom The myth of Elektra, daughter of Agamemnon, seems to have held a particular power on the minds of tragedians – all three of the great Greek playwrights wrote a version which survives to this day. While they are all working with the same core myth, the versions each

Wine and Roman Poets

By Visnja Bojovic, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When we think of wine in the ancient world, the first thing that comes to mind is the Romans and their luxurious banquets. We know that wine was an important part of the Roman culture; there were even precise rules for the way and quantity in which it

Stoicism and Buddhism: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

by Andrew Rattray If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’ll have noticed the bookshelves of your local store positively groaning with all manner of self-help books; stylish tomes offering a route to peacefulness and serenity. It’s no surprise that the pressures of our modern life, particularly stressed by the ongoing difficulties of the pandemic,

Top 10 Must-Listen Greek Mythology Podcasts

by Christina Lee Greek mythology offers an abundance of tales, many of which have helped inspire modern-day culture and storytelling. Needless to say, Greek mythology is compelling, diverse and not for the faint-of-heart, so it makes for great reading material. However, if you want to get your fix of Greek mythology in a format that

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