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Heroides: Ovid’s Brilliance Through the Female Voice

By Visnja Bojovic, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “Whatever words are here, read on to the end. How could reading this letter hurt you? Indeed, my words might even give you pleasure. These letters carry my secret thoughts over land and sea,” So writes Ovid in the Letter from Phaedra to Hippolytus from his magnificent work,

The Art of Slander: How to Create a Masterpiece, Troll Your Enemies, and Win Bigly: Part 1 of 2

Written by Michael Fontaine, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ever seen this picture? Titled The Calumny of Apelles, it’s in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Take a look, and use the labels I’ve added to figure out what’s going on. Painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1495, there’s a little-known essay about it that is one of

The 6 Ancient Greek and Roman Classics Everyone Should Read

Written by Nicole Garrison, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Hellenes and Romans sure knew how to create and appreciate exceptional literature. So for all of you who are contemplating whether you should add some classics to your reading list, trust me, you should! In the times of the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire, literature

#CancelCulture: Lessons from the Ancient World

Written by Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Sometimes, late at night when we can hear the ocean outside our window, we wonder what the ancients would think of us… Would they be proud? Amused? Perplexed? Surely, we imagine, we won’t repeat ALL the mistakes of our classical forebearers. Somebody must have read Aristotle, Cicero,

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 and indeed of the classical world. He is still studied and read to this day and his works, especially the Metamorphoses has consistently maintained its popularity. While he is remembered as a poet of love and

Ovid’s Metamorphoses: How Love Transforms

Written by Katherine Smyth, 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,