The Symposium: All you need is love… and wine
By Ben Potter The next time you attend a symposium at your local learning annex, take with you a bottle
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Ancient Drunks and Winos
By Ben Potter “Quick, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something
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Saturnalia: The Party don’t Stop
by Anya Leonard Catullus (XIV) describes it as “the best of days.” Seneca complains that the “whole mob has let
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The Mysteries of The Orphics
By John Mancini Of the many belief systems circulating in archaic Greece, Orphism was perhaps the most significant. The state-sanctioned
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Women in Antiquity
By Ben Potter The idea that women in antiquity were housebound is obviously ridiculous… and, paradoxically, true. That is to
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A Bitter Pill to Swallow
By Ben Potter This week we’re looking at a very controversial, and not-oft addressed topic in Ancient Greek and Roman
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A Tradition of Thumos
1. What Is Thumos? The first thing we should point out is that there is not an exact translation for
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Life Lessons from The Oracle at Delphi
The temple of Apollo at Delphi might have very well been one of the most impressive and most holy sites
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Wine in Ancient Greece
While the ancient philosophers were attempting to unearth truth through intellectual discourse, they were often doing so with a cup
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The Bacchae: the Morals of Murderous Women
If I invited you to a bacchanalia what would you expect? Wine? Dancing? Sex? Of course you would. How about
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