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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.

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Athena and Arachne: How the Spider Came to Be

Or, The Girl Who Told the Truth about the Gods By Nicole Saldarriaga, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom I’d take a look at the humble spider. Though spiders may not qualify as the most terrifying of creatures, their inclusion in a popular myth about Roman goddess, Minerva, certainly clues us into what the Greeks and Romans

Socrates’ Dream Woman of Phthia

by A.P. David Unlike Socrates, Plato wrote—and wrote and wrote. This was a man who said, on a rare occasion in the first person, that his theories could not be expressed in writing. Just as inner contradiction is a key to effective drama, where we call it ‘conflict’, contradiction appears to be the fount and

Ajax: Clean Out Your Soul

By Ben Potter Aias to the Greeks, Aiax to the Romans, now known to us as the anglicized Ajax, he was ‘the best of all men that ever came to Troy, save only Achilles’. However, Ajax’s status as number two in the Greek pecking order wasn’t always fully appreciated. After Achilles perished when the arrow

The Helots: Slave Warriors of Ancient Sparta

By Ḏḥwty, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins The ancient Greek city-state of Sparta had a social hierarchy that was different from many of its neighbors. The top of the social pyramid was occupied by the two kings, whose powers were checked by a ‘council of elders’. These elders were chosen from the next class, the Spartiates.

The Realm of Poseidon: A Mythical Voyage Around the Aegean

By Peter Marshall, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins “Poseidonthe great godI begin to sing, he who moves the earthand the desolate sea…You are dark-hairedyou are blessedyou have a kind heart.Help those who sail uponThe seaIn ships.”~Homeric Hymn to Poseidon Gods and Legends Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea, the shaker of the land responsible

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