women in the odyssey
Women in the Odyssey: Goddesses, wives, lovers, and threats
By Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Traditionally, Ancient Greece is seen as a patriarchal society and women were marginalized
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Painting of the Greek sun god
The All Seeing Greek but Overlooked God: Helios
By Alicia McDermott, Contributing writer, Ancient Origins An unpunished second-generation Titan of Greek myth, Helios was a deity who was
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hephaestus
Hephaestus: The Humane God
By Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom Poor Hephaestus, God of fire, metal working and all things volcanos… he’s not
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Lion Gate, Mycenae
The Top 8 Greatest Inventions of the Mycenaeans
By Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom This month’s Classical Wisdom Litterae Issue is dedicated to the Mycenaeans! Get a
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The Lost City of Thebes
By Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom I’m sure like many of you, I’m a huge fan of Greek tragedy.
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Homer’s Real Story: The Truth Behind the ‘Iliad’
Written by John Martin, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom For the nearly three millennia since the Iliad’s creation, its grand story
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Painting scene of the play
The Cunning Homer: A New Look At The ‘Odyssey’
Written by Alberto Majrani, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Who really killed the suitors in Homer’s Odyssey? A careful reading of
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From Roman Sarcophagi Comes The Gospel of Bacchus
Written by Barry Ferst, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Serving as a “billboard” for the faithful, images sculpted on Roman-era marble
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Flora, Goddess of Spring, and Her Festival Floralia
Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Many ancient civilizations had fertility goddesses that played a crucial role in
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Master of Stories: Odysseus in the Kingdom of the Dead
Written by Justin D. Lyons, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Just as the adventures described in Books 9-12 of the Odyssey
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