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What is HOME?

After almost five months of repeated canceled flights and new border restrictions, we finally made it home to Argentina.  It wasn’t an easy process. In fact, in the end our flights were cancelled once more and we had to buy completely new tickets… from a completely different city across the country… which required a whole

Athena in Ancient Literature

by Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom She’s one of the most famous and prominent of the Greek deities. Her symbol – the owl – still stands proudly, millennia later, as an emblem of wisdom. Yet what do the ancient texts actually say about her? Who is she, and what does she do? What do

Die Young & Famous or Live Long & Unknown?

The stunning Jodie Turner-Smith, playing “Queen”, was sitting on her car probably somewhere in Florida when the timeless question was brought up. Dusty lighting behind, the two actors discussed the conundrum which ambitious world changers have asked from the beginning of civilization.  I was thrilled to find such an excellent ancient philosophical discussion in such

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 and oppressed.  Yet, despite this, some women were able to be independent and play an important role in the Hellenic World. In the Odyssey of Homer, women have a significant role in the 20-year travels

Hades and Persephone

By Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom The myth of Persephone and Hades, that tale of shifting seasons, strangely remains evergreen. Through the centuries, the story of the god of the underworld abducting the goddess Demeter’s daughter, resulting in Demeter’s winter-inducing depression, has endured as one of the most popular and continuously retold stories from

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 subscription and learn more about these fascinating Bronze Age people HERE. Who were they? The Mycenaeans are often regarded as the first Greeks. They were the descendants of the first Neolithic farmers who settled in