The Exile of Ovid: Tragedy of a Great Poet
By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ovid (43 BC-17/18 AD) is one of the great poets of Rome andRead more.
The Mysterious Mr. Homer
No one knows exactly when the Greek poet Homer lived. Herodotus, the father of history, guessed around 850 BC. OtherRead more.
Hesiod, a Poet of Agriculture and Peace
By Eldar Balta, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Long before Herodotus fathered History and did his best to chronicle the pastRead more.
The Much Beloved but Little Known Poet: Sappho
By Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Besides being born on the island of Lesbos around 630 BCE, and thisRead more.
The Lost Poetess
Classical Wisdom‘s First ever Webinar, The Lost Poetess, is available for a limited time. Click below to register and watchRead more.
By Nicole Saldarriaga “Prosperity that the golden Muses gave me was no delusion: dead, I won’t be forgotten” The authorRead more.
The Epic Ennius
By Ben Potter Today we shall get to grips with a character of epic proportions, one of the originators ofRead more.
Who is Hesiod?
By Ben Potter Regular readers will recall our discussion on the dubious and debated identification of Homer i.e. was heRead more.
Sappho (630 BCE- 570 BCE)
Born on the island of Lesbos around 630 BCE, this date is often disputed, surprisingly little is known about theRead more.
Virgil (70 BCE- 21 BCE)
Virgil or Publius Vergilius Maro, his full name, is one of the most celebrated and influential of the ancient Roman poets.Read more.