Tag: Ancient Greece

Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Rants and Rambles: The Muses

Sing to me, oh muse, and let thine inspiration run true.    Is that how the Odyssey starts? Well it all depends on which translation you’ve read. I’ve just paraphrased several translations of the opening stanza and stuck them together to create a point. The Greek writers, when reciting their work to a crowd, would …

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Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Spitfire Review: Troy: Myth and Reality

Despite it’s controversies (click here to hear more about them) I find the British Museum a wonderful and fascinating  building and could wander around its many halls and galleries for days. In particular I love their Ancient Greece exhibition. I find the ancient Greek culture fascinating, their pantheon beautifully flawed and their stories and legends …

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Origins of five horror monsters

Origins of five horror monsters

Happy Halloween! Let’s start with a personal halloween story. On October 31st 2016 I was invited up to London for a Halloween party. Although the party was a bit dead (puns!) we all had a good time and at midnight I left to catch the train home. Some of you might also remember that there …

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