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Classical Allusions in James Joyce’s Ulysses

by Sean Kelly, Managing Editor, Classical Wisdom A century ago today, James Joyce’s daring masterpiece Ulysses was first published. It has since been acclaimed as a landmark in literary history, and (by some) as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Yet its roots go much deeper. As its title suggests, the novel features a

Is There Value in the VAGUE?

We definitely don’t appreciate it in our modern world.  Being vague is considered a negative. It is someone lacking confidence, knowledge, and focus. From the courtroom or the boardroom, the absence of certainty is detrimental.   In our increasingly specific, niche and overly analytical lives, all we do is try to be more precise.  Maybe we

The Homeric Question: Who WAS Homer?

by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Homer is considered one of the greatest poets who ever lived. The literary and cultural influence of the Iliad and the Odyssey is incomparable. But who was Homer, exactly? The answer is a little bit complicated… You see, for many centuries scholars have questioned not just the identity,

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