Category Archives: Classical matters

Reviews of Socrates in Love

August 2019: by Prof. Julia Kindt It may be tempting to think we already know Socrates, the Athenian philosopher whose most famous dictum remains that he was wise only insofar as he was aware of his own ignorance. Although Socrates … Continue reading

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Brekekekex Koax Koax

The Frogs Chorus in Aristophanes Frogs: competing with Dionysus Dionysus is rowing across the lake of the Underworld to a steady rhythm when he is interrupted by the frog chorus, singing to the accompaniment of the aulos (a double pipe, … Continue reading

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Kaineus Rising

                Kaineus Rising: A Trans Generational Myth Kaineus always knew he was meant to be a girl. Growing up amid the hills and vales of Thessaly in what is now northern Greece, he … Continue reading

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The Uselessness of Money

Paper delivered at the New Imago Forum Conference on ‘Money’, September 2015 The uselessness of money and the perversity of unlimit             A fable of Aesop tells of a man who hid his gold at the foot of a tree in … Continue reading

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Heineken in Herodotus

Herodotus’ mentions of Heineken constitute a hitherto unsuspected instance of product placement in ancient Greek writing. In Histories 1.2.2, Heineken — εἵνεκεν in ancient Greek — is found in connection with the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to Colchis. The implication is … Continue reading

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