Tag Archives: Greece

Book Review: Existence

Existence, by Christopher Manners [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this lengthy cycle of poems, written in ABAB rhyming lines as well as occasional accents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Riddle Of The Labyrinth

The Riddle Of The Labyrinth:  The Quest To Crack An Ancient Code, by Margalit Fox The author of this book, in providing a detailed and thoughtful look at three people whose efforts were crucial in solving the puzzle of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Battle Of Salamis

The Battle Of Salamis:  The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece–And Western Civilization, by Barry Strauss One can tell the sort of subject matter that an author is expert in by what they see as “saving western civilization,” and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plutarch’s Lives

Plutarch’s Lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero, Caesar and Antony, edited by Charles W. Eliot A friend of mine purchased this book and sent it to me, and I have to admit I was pleased … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Greek Drama: Volume Two

The Complete Drama:  Volume Two, edited by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O’Neill, Jr. I’m not sure how many people would find the thought of reading more than 1200 pages of material that contains mostly obscure and sometimes fragmentary plays … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Greek Drama: Volume One

The Complete Drama:  All The Extant Tragedies Of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, And The Comedies Of Aristophanes And Menander, In A Variety Of Translations:  Volume One, edited by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O’Neill, Jr. This book certainly lives up … Continue reading

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Today In History: On October 28, 1940, The Greeks Told Mussolini Ochi

Note:  I have to give credit for today’s entry to a friend of mine (and loyal reader) who suggested this idea to me along with an article from Trip Savvy by Detraci Regula that gave some information about Ochi Day. … Continue reading

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To Hate God Is To Love Death: The Failure Of Eros And Thanatos In Homer’s Iliad

In Proverbs 8:35-36, during the song of wisdom, Solomon writes the following concerning wisdom:  “For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord; but he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.”  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Iliad

The Iliad, by Homer, translated by W.H.D. Rouse I read this book as part of a fairly frequent attempt to review various ancient sources of Greek writing.  I had read much of the epic Greek poem (this version is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloom’s Notes: Homer’s Iliad

Bloom’s Notes:  Homer’s Iliad, edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom Before reading Homer’s Iliad (again, I read it at least once before in the time before I wrote book reviews for everything I read), I thought it would … Continue reading

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