Here are two passages from Homer’s Odyssey featuring the common household bard of prehistoric Greece. The first poet, the description … Continue Reading The Great Myths #46: Sacred Language & Homer’s Poets (Greek)
One of the great characters in Greek myth who never actually speaks is Astyanax, the son of Hector and the … Continue Reading The Great Myths #35: A Child During the Trojan War (Greek)
Odysseus and friends land on the island “of the lawless outrageous Cyclopes,” one-eyed giants who know nothing of planting and … Continue Reading The Great Myths #28: Odysseus Outsmarts the Cyclops
The cow came in from the field, and the companions of great-hearted Telemachos came from beside their fast black ship, … Continue Reading The Great Myths #17: A Sacrifice for the Feast (Greek)
Are poets today largely talking to themselves? Are many of them happy to do so, locked away in academia or … Continue Reading The State of Poetry Now?