Tag Archives: Greece

Book Review: The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony, by Roberto Calasso If Roberto Calasso’s writings inspired the work of ambition that is Foucault’s Pendulum, then Calasso deserved to be ruthlessly skewered as the book’s clueless protagonist.  It is not right to say … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greek And Latin Authors: 800BC – 1000AD

Greek And Latin Authors:  800BC – 1000AD, by Michael Grant I can see why a book like this needs to be written.  People who are classicists need a place to look up the relevant ancient and early medieval writers whose … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birth Of Politics

The Birth Of Politics:  Eight Green And Roman Political Ideas And Why They Matter, by Melissa Lane There are a lot of aspects of Greek and Roman history that are greatly of interest to contemporary political theorists and this author … Continue reading

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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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