Category: Greece

OEDIPUS

We have all heard of Oedipus, either as the ‘tragedy’ or the ‘complex’. Oedipus has been around in some form or another for well over 1000 years now. His beginnings are with ancient Greek poet Homer in fragments, then with Hesiod, Pindar, Aeschylus and Euripides. It is, however, with Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex (Oedipus the […]

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Pegasus

Pegasus was the beautiful white winged stallion of Greek Myths. The most well know tale of his birth is that he sprang to life from the blood of the Gorgon Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. Zeus, king of the gods, instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, […]

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HERODOTUS

Look, let us be straight with each other: History, as it is taught in the United States (I cannot speak for other countries) is dry as toast and boring as hell. And to be perfectly honest, most history is not taught as a means of reflecting on the past, but as a method to teach […]

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The Trojan War

The Trojan War is probably one of the most widely known wars of all time but most of what we know about the Trojan War is based on myth. We have probably all read or at least heard of Homer’s Iliad. The Iliad tells a part of the last year of the siege of Troy. […]

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