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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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Book Review: The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III)

The Cross (Kristin Lavransdatter III), by Sigrid Undset It is fair to say that I did not see the ending of this novel coming.  And, without spoilers (see below) it is fair to say that many people were likely greatly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mistress Of Husaby (Kristin Lavransdatter II)

The Mistress Of Husaby (Kristin Lavransdatter II), by Sigrid Undset While admittedly the first novel of this series [1] was mildly irritating in that it reminded me of people I have known in the past and still know today who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sidewinder

The Sidewinder, by Simon Maltman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read a few stories and novels from the author [1], there are a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3)

Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3), by Sean Fay Wolfe In life it is often true that all good things must come to an end, and that is certainly true of fantasy trilogies like this one.  Like the preceding novels … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New Order (The Elementia Chronicles #2)

The New Order (The Elementia Chronicles #2), by Sean Fay Wolfe In the acknowledgements section to this book, the author praises his publisher for taking a chance on publishing his fan fiction series, of which this is the second volume.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quest For Justice (The Elementia Chronicles #1)

Quest For Justice (The Elementia Chronicles #1), by Sean Fay Wolfe Admittedly, my knowledge of Minecraft is small and I have never in fact played the game.  How then did I come to read a published fanfiction book that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Works And Days, Theogony, And The Shield Of Heracles (Poetry)

Works And Days, Theogony, And The Shield Of Heracles (Poetry), translated by Richmond Lattimore From time to time I like to engage in various syntopical reading projects [1], where I will read multiple books on the same subject to see … Continue reading

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