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Hesiod and Anaximander In Comparison

Written by Nicholaos Jones, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient Greek philosophy begins in Miletus, an illustrious Greek colony along the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea. Before the Milesian philosophers, however, there were the mythic poets. The history of ancient Greek philosophy is, in some sense, a history of breaking with the strategy these poets

Aspects of Ariadne: Part 1

Written by Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In the Myth of the Minotaur, if not for the ministrations of the humble Princess Ariadne, Theseus—the Greek hero—would not have had a prayer. Although often portrayed as a mere maiden, truth be told, providing back-up for a leading man was the very least of her qualities.

Flowers and Plants in Greek Mythology

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When Persephone was kidnapped by Hades, the god of the underworld, her mother Demeter was stricken with grief. Demeter was the goddess of the harvest and fertile soil. She was filled with such sorrow at her daughter’s abduction that she deprived the Earth of all of her

Serpents in the Stars: The Hydra Constellation

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In modern astronomy, this constellation is often divided into two or four parts. One is a female water snake called Hydra, the other, Hydrus. A smaller constellation located in the southern hemisphere, Hydrus is considered the male counterpart of this giant, sprawling star serpent. At twenty-seven stars,

The Caduceus: Magical Staff of Hermes

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Hermes was the messenger of the Olympian gods. Hermes, or Mercury, had a powerful staff known as the caduceus, which was considered a magical symbol of his inviolability. The staff became a very potent symbol in the ancient world. We are still familiar with it in the

10 Movies That Cater To Greek Mythology Fans

Written by Kristin Herman, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdo Greek mythology has fascinated audiences for over two millennia, and numerous movies have been inspired by these ancient stories. Here are 10 great movies that you can watch right now to get into the spirit of Greek mythology! 1. Antigone (1961) “Based on the tragic play by