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A Tale of Zeus as a Goose

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The night sky inspires awe in most who gaze upon it. Our modern perspectives give us a dim shadow of the spectacular sprinkle of stars that litter the midnight sky, a logical lens limiting the imagination. Sometimes, people will cloud gaze and point out images they see

Asclepius: Modern Medicine in Ancient Times

Written by Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Medicine may often seem like a miracle. People are quick to praise god and marvel at the outcome of the doctor’s skill and training, with families often turning to hope of divine intervention of a higher power to save their loved one. This is not new to

Ovid’s Metamorphoses: How Love Transforms

Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom If there is one literary work that has inspired a legacy of artists, poets, and creators, it’s Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Comprising 250 myths and over nearly 1200 lines of poetry, it makes up an impressive 15 books of life-defining narration. Ovid’s work doesn’t just offer a creation myth,

Artemis: Wonder Woman of the Ancient World

Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There’s more to this goddess than her Amazon-like reputation. Artemis, daughter of Zeus, twin-sister of Apollo, and with a host of temples dedicated to her, was once part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. More than just the goddess of the hunt, her influence can

Oh Muses, You Sound So Heavenly!

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around, does it make a sound? What about a musical instrument in the stars? In the evenings, can you hear the eternal whisper of its strings? When you look up at the midnight sky, hidden amongst several

Daphne: From Naiad to Laurel Tree

Next year, 2020, will be the XXXII Olympiad, and once again the world will be cheering for their most acclaimed athletes. But, have you ever wondered why in ancient Greece the winners of competitions were garnered with Laurel wreaths? Well, herein lies the tale of Daphne… Playing hard to get? As appears to be somewhat